Revisions on the New Importing Provisions for Entry of Hand-Carry Goods

Previously, we issued our Newsflash regarding the new importing provisions for entry of hand-carry goods as regulated under the Minister of Trade (the “MOT”) Regulation No. 36 of 2023 on Import Policies and Regulations as amended by the MOT Regulation No. 3 of 2024 (collectively, the “Import Regulation”). The Import Regulation has been effective since March 10, 2024.

Under the New Import Regulation, returning passengers entering Indonesia (the “Passengers”) may bring certain goods without any import license subject to certain limitations. Please see our Newsflash for more information on such limitations: New Importing Provisions for Entry of Hand-Carry Goods.

However, on April 16, 2024, the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Susiwijono Moegiarso, announced that the Import Regulation would be revised. One of the revisions would include the removal of the limitations on the import of hand-carry goods by the Passengers. Such limitations will then only be regulated under the a Minister of Finance regulation.

Since the revision of the Import Regulation is still under the discussion of the relevant government authorities, we will provide an update on this matter once the revision is final and made public.



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