Under a regulation issued by the Director General of Customs and Excise (DGCE), which became effective on 1 March 2017, all importers and exporters operating in Indonesia that intend to apply for, amend or renew their Customs Registration Number (NIK) now need to: (1) ensure that their foreign directors have work permits (IMTAs); and (2) provide a copy of the IMTA to the DGCE with the NIK application.
Under Minister of Trade Regulation No. 70/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 on Importer Identification Numbers (APIs), importers are only required to provide identification for the signatories of the API application and documents.
This approach was adopted by the Customs Office on NIK applications, i.e.,
the Customs Office only required identification for the signatory of the NIK application.
Under the new DGCE Regulation No. PER-04/BC/2017 on Customs Registration Implementation Guidelines, NIK applications importers must now provide a copy of the IMTA of every foreigner who: (1) is on the board of directors of a company; and (2) holds a leadership role in a company, even if they do not reside in Indonesia.
In addition, importers must also provide a copy of the passport of every foreigner who: (1) is on the board of commissioners; and (2) owns shares in the company.
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