Shipping to Indonesia is a tricky part to do starting from the preparation to the execution. You will need a lot of resources in regards to ship your goods in the right way and it will never easier to understand what kind of rules and regulations and how much tax that you need to pay, or finding a shipping agency that capable to ship and handle your goods.
Here in this article, we would like to help you get the resources you need starting from the flow of resourcing, packaging, finding the right shipping agency, all the way until the goods been received to your recipients safely in Indonesia.
It is a daunting task to do but we are here to help you in regards to information that you might need to execute it beautifully as to ship the goods to Indonesia without any hassle. Shipping to Indonesia by no means needs to be difficult as if you understand the way it should be.
First of all, as the first step is you need to have a lot or resourcing before doing any task. You need to look over the direction of what is needed for you to prepare in regards to best packaging that you need to prepare and consider as what is the best packaging that able to sustain your goods while on transit as to make sure your goods reach the destination in Indonesia without any dent or bend.
Then you need to research in regards of “the way” to ship to Indonesia, whether you want to ship directly to Indonesia or using companies that able to help you ship the products by means of transiting to countries nearby and help you handle the customs clearance service as the brokerage agent for you.
Shipping to Indonesia directly can be a difficult task to do as you need to make sure all the documentation is in place to ensure your goods can pass the customs clearance without any problems.
Because if a problem happens usually is at the customs clearance in Indonesia, you as a shipper or recipients will have a lot of things to do as to follow up and nervousness will creep in as sometimes you might not so sure what exactly customs in Indonesia want you to provide to make sure it can pass the clearance.
Here are a few resources to help you understand and make your life better for shipping your goods to Indonesia:
1. Package your goods like a professional
Packaging plays quite a bit role to ensure the safeness of your goods during transit to Indonesia. By no means that you need to overlook this process as it is one of the crucial parts of shipping including somewhat might help you pass the customs clearance easily without any hassle
2. Understand the rules and regulations on shipping to Indonesia
Shipping to Indonesia might not be like shipping to any other country. It will be best if you have a deep knowledge in regards if shipping the goods properly by knowing exactly what customs clearance officer want from you in regards to documentation, proper invoice and packing list, and even additional information or documents that you need to provide to make sure your goods able to bypass the customs clearance.
3. Look for any additional documentation that you might need to produce for your shipment
Some kind of goods needs additional documentation such as goods related to health products, animals or plants related products, skincare, etc. It is best to understand under which category your goods are and what kind of additional documentation needed to produce to customs clearance.
4. Shipping rate to ship goods directly to Indonesia
When you are looking for a shipping company, varied your choice depends on your needs and especially the budget but make sure your shipping company able to assist you in regards to clear your products from the custom as well. The big 4 shipping company (FedEx, DHL, TNT, and UPS) is quite reliable but expensive compared to EMS, cheaper but take longer route, but in terms of customs clearance, they might not help much with the customs as the recipients or shipper need to be responsible when the goods in customs clearance.
Or you can opt a brokerage agency shipping company with additional service of brokerage system for your shipping which able to help you clear the cargo on your behalf so you won’t need to be in the trouble clearing your cargo through Indonesian custom as we will handle it for you such SindoShipping.
5. Understand more options to ship your products to Indonesia using another port or country as trans-shipment
As SindoShipping using Singapore as the importing country to trans-shipment your products, and send it through Indonesian cities nearby, it eliminates the customs clearance hassle in Indonesia as well.
We use Singapore as a hub for our transit points as many of the shipping agencies also use it. Few reasons why we use Singapore as our hub transit are:
1. Global Connectivity
Singapore boasts the world’s busiest transshipment point and the airport itself is the busiest cargo airport in Asia, providing vital air and sea connections to every part of the world.
2. Trusted World’s Courier Hub
There’s 20 of the top 25 top global logistics players hub office and warehouse forSouth East Asia regional and important link to the Pacific as well. Few companies like DHL, TNT, FedEx, Kehne + Nagel, Sankyu, Schenker, Toll Logistics, UPS and Yusen Logistics, etc use Singapore as the main hub. World Bank which, in its reports, has consistently rated Singapore as the first or second most competitive place in the world for logistics.
3. Effective and Efficient System
Singapore has also been recognized to have highly efficient customs and business-friendly import/export procedures providing companies greater efficiencies in obtaining clearance/documentation/permits for their goods.
4. Improvement of the Supply Chain Management System
Leading manufacturers such as Apple and Unilever are using supply chain management as a differentiating competency for their global business. To remain globally competitive, Singapore has been working with global companies to optimize and manage their supply chains across Asia.
5. Singapore is Trustworthy
Air freight providers focused on the shipment of high-value goods will benefit from Singapore’s safe and trusted hub status. Singapore is aligned with international security conventions and has introduced the Secured Trade Partnership programme, the Advanced Export Declaration Scheme and the establishment of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) with major trading partners including Canada, Japan, Korea, and China.
Most importantly, Singapore is the leader of the customs process around South East Asia. With clear regulation and less bureaucracy compared to Indonesia, the goods are easily imported to the region through Singapore and shipped to Indonesia.
Even the Singapore government keeps strengthening the logistic system in Singapore by encouraging the private sector to specialize and deepen the capabilities in key sectors, including food and healthcare logistics, e-commerce fulfillment and aerospace service logistics as these industries keep growing in the future.
Technology is changing the future as the food and healthcare need is keep improving the future, so the companies need to find a way in regards of the most effective way to distribute the food around the region. Furthermore, the healthcare industry always in need in regard to the older population in countries.
Furthermore, with the rapid growth of e-commerce around the region, Singapore will have a major role in logistics for the South East Asia region due to the strategic location as a shipping hub and connector for the countries around Singapore.
A few factors that help Singapore shape the e-commerce around the region are the minimum threshold tax which is the highest around South East Asia. SGD 400 is quite a sum of free tax for purchaser around the region to import their goods via Singapore compare to imported directly to their own country,
Compare it to Indonesia which only has USD 75 of the tax threshold minimum, and complicated tax rate, Indonesian will choose to import the goods via Singapore and ship it through the nearest city close to Singapore as a transit hub.
Another industry that keeps on growing in the future is the airline’s industry due to the demand for air transport around the region. With more planes flying in major time, maintenance would be such a need for the airliner. Singapore needs to have a major role in the logistic of the airline service industry.
As of competitiveness increase around the region, Singapore keeps deepen up the knowledge and the cooperation between countries as the stakeholder in improving the logistic around the region.
By partnering with us, your company eligible to use our office address in Singapore as the main shipping address and our staff with help you label the address on the package to your customer directly. Our company offers you a simple way to import your goods to Indonesia by using Singapore as your transit point to Indonesia. Few benefits on using Singapore as transit points:
- No customs hassle, as in Singapore the customs import tax and procedure is fair and square based on the regulation stated.
- Singapore based address is recognized by online retailers around the world.
- By using Singapore address, you able to get more profiles on your account in an online merchant.
- Singapore address is more reliable to track online with International Shipping companies such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, etceteras.
- You can consolidate your shipment through Singapore to save more cost.
- You are able to shop any product locally ( in Singapore) with more variant and easy access.
- Obtain a free address to use for your shipment internationally.
- Received up to SGD$400 free tax from Singapore Customs (GST is calculated based on the Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) value of the goods, together with all duties payable). Refer to: Singapore Custom
- We help you to pay your import tax to a government with Free of Charge (FOC).
Contact our staff now for any inquiry or you have any question need to be answered in regards to shipping to Indonesia. Please do not hesitate to check as consultation is absolutely free.