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The Provision of goods brought into Indonesia by a Passenger or a Crew at the International Airport


Passengers, who have just arrived from abroad at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or other airports across the country frequently ask why their baggages are physically examined by Customs officers.

This happens because their belongings are subject to Customs import duties. The goods will likely be detained or can even be destroyed by Customs officers should they pose dangers to the living creatures in the country.

Therefore, all passengers and airline crews should have realized such procedures and regulations concerning the goods they carry along with them.

Principally, the goods brought into Indonesia from overseas are deemed as imported goods, which are subject to be charging with import duties and other taxes.

To determine whether or not the goods are subject to import duties, Customs or the Directorate General of Customs and Excise has been fully authorized to examine every passenger’s or airline crew member’s belongings.

The examinations consist of document verification, X-Ray scanning and/or physical search and even body checking against a suspected passenger or airline crew members.

Such examination is also aimed at finding out prohibited or restricted goods, for instance narcotics or something of it’s kind, sex toys, etc.

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It is done in relation to Customs’ main function as state revenue collector and community protector, in addition to other functions as trade facilitator and industrial assistance.

The authority of Customs is stipulated by the 1995/10 Law and the 1995/11 Law on customs and excise which was then revised through the 2006/17 Law and the 2006/39 Law .

An exemption of import duties will only be imposed on goods with cash value less than FOB USD 250 per person or USD 1,000 per family, not including commercial goods.

The passengers or the crew members are obliged to pay off the import duties in case the goods worth more than the exempted amount.

Besides that, the exemption of excise is imposed on excised goods such as tobacco with maximum limit of 200 bars or cigar with maximum limit of 100 bars or other tobacco products below 100 grams and alchoholic beverages with maximum quantity of one liter for the adults.

If exceeding the designated quantity, Customs officers will destroy them in front of the owners. Carrying certain imported goods into the country have to obtain special permit from the government insititutions, such as Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) at the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Trade,  The Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Agriculture and so on. Customs would release the goods after the owners can show the required permits from the related government institutions.

A passenger or a crew member sometimes despatches their goods as a cargo delivery goods (registered in the manifest) at the same time of the arrival of passenger or several days later.

It can be treated as a passenger’s good as long as the arrival of the good does not exceed 15 days since the date of the passenger’s or the crew member’s arrival, which is proven by their passport and boarding pass. The consignee name in the manifest must be the same as the passenger’s or the crew member’s name.

Cash or other payment instruments equivalent (such as Cheque, travel cheque, promissory notes) used as money brought to Indonesia worth one hundred million rupiahs or more, should be declared to Customs Officer at arrival terminal.

To prevent unexpected things, a passenger should understand and obey the underlying rules. Do not hesitate to contact Customs Information Service available in (021) 5501309 or 3306506 or e-mail at pli_sh@yahoo.co.id or in every Customs Office for inquiries. (mgt)

The Provision of goods brought into Indonesia by a Passenger or a Crew at the International Airport

Passengers, who have just arrived from abroad at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or other airports across the country frequently ask why their baggages are physically examined by Customs officers.

This happens because their belongings are subject to Customs import duties. The goods will likely be detained or can even be destroyed by Customs officers should they pose dangers to the living creatures in the country.

Therefore, all passengers and airline crews should have realized such procedures and regulations concerning the goods they carry along with them.

Principally, the goods brought into Indonesia from overseas are deemed as imported goods, which are subject to be charging with import duties and other taxes.

To determine whether or not the goods are subject to import duties, Customs or the Directorate General of Customs and Excise has been fully authorized to examine every passenger’s or airline crew member’s belongings.

The examinations consist of document verification, X-Ray scanning and/or physical search and even body checking against a suspected passenger or airline crew members.

Such examination is also aimed at finding out prohibited or restricted goods, for instance narcotics or something of it’s kind, sex toys, etc.

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It is done in relation to Customs’ main function as state revenue collector and community protector, in addition to other functions as trade facilitator and industrial assistance.

The authority of Customs is stipulated by the 1995/10 Law and the 1995/11 Law on customs and excise which was then revised through the 2006/17 Law and the 2006/39 Law .

An exemption of import duties will only be imposed on goods with cash value less than FOB USD 250 per person or USD 1,000 per family, not including commercial goods.

The passengers or the crew members are obliged to pay off the import duties in case the goods worth more than the exempted amount.

Besides that, the exemption of excise is imposed on excised goods such as tobacco with maximum limit of 200 bars or cigar with maximum limit of 100 bars or other tobacco products below 100 grams and alchoholic beverages with maximum quantity of one liter for the adults.

If exceeding the designated quantity, Customs officers will destroy them in front of the owners. Carrying certain imported goods into the country have to obtain special permit from the government insititutions, such as Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) at the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Trade,  The Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Agriculture and so on. Customs would release the goods after the owners can show the required permits from the related government institutions.

A passenger or a crew member sometimes despatches their goods as a cargo delivery goods (registered in the manifest) at the same time of the arrival of passenger or several days later.

It can be treated as a passenger’s good as long as the arrival of the good does not exceed 15 days since the date of the passenger’s or the crew member’s arrival, which is proven by their passport and boarding pass. The consignee name in the manifest must be the same as the passenger’s or the crew member’s name.

Cash or other payment instruments equivalent (such as Cheque, travel cheque, promissory notes) used as money brought to Indonesia worth one hundred million rupiahs or more, should be declared to Customs Officer at arrival terminal.

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To prevent unexpected things, a passenger should understand and obey the underlying rules. Do not hesitate to contact Customs Information Service available in (021) 5501309 or (021) 33065906 or e-mail at pli_sh@yahoo.co.id or in every Customs Office for inquiries. (mgt)

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