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Doing business in Indonesia

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Indonesia.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Indonesia
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Indonesia company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Indonesia
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Asia Pacific
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Indonesia. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Indonesia either temporarily or permanently. Published in May 2018.

International Business Guide: Indonesia
Guide on doing business created by HSBC. Sections cover conducting business, tax system, labour, audit, trade, finance, infrastructure. Published in 2019.

Indonesia: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2017, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Indonesia.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Indonesia page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
A non-profit organisation, whose aim is to improve corporate governance and regulation in Asian countries. Information includes code and rules on company law, accounting standards, regulations and listing rules in Indonesia.

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

KADIN Indonesia [Chamber of Commerce and Industry Indonesia]
National federation of business chambers and associations.

British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Indonesia.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Indonesia

Articles and books in the Library collection

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