Importers May Only Import Goods in New Condition

Thursday, 04 May 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB - Legal Tips

Customs and Excise officers are seen coniscating illegal imported goods. (ANTARA)

Importers in Indonesia may only import new goods to the country. Article 47 clause (1) of Law No.7/2014 on Trade stipulates that importers shall import goods in new condition.

Should importers decide to violate this law, Article 111, Law No.7/2014 on Trade states:

Importers importing goods that are not in new condition as stipulated by Article 47 clause (1) would be subject to criminal charges, namely 5 (five) years in prison and or a fine amounting to a maximum of Rp5,000,000,000 (five billion rupiah).