Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check the reliability and the legal status of a potential partner?

Approved company-related information is not easily available in Indonesia. Besides checking standard databases, a personal appraisal of a specific company is a must. You can do it by consulting with the bilingual team at KADIN BSD or alternatively with the Ministry of Trade’s Directorate General for National Export Development (DGNED).

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Is the internet an appropriate tool to get in touch with potential suppliers?

Although online business is booming in Indonesia, many companies do not yet tap the full potential of marketing their products and services online. There are only very few reliable online databases, listing a significant number of Indonesian businesses. One positive example is www.tigertrade.com. Unfortunately, online scam occurs in Indonesia as well, harming local businesses as well as foreigners. Therefore, KADIN BSD recommends to check unknown suppliers or customers first before engaging in any kind of business transaction.

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How to get in touch with potential Indonesian partners?

With some 40 million companies, small and medium-sized one's as well as conglomerates with an international outreach, Indonesia offers an abundant supply of potential partners. Very good sources of information are the major business associations, representing all industrial sectors as well as the service industries. Secondly, KADIN BSD maintains databases of Indonesian manufacturers. In both cases, an individual address verification and due diligence of potential partners is recommended.

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Who are contact partners in the Indonesian regions?

KADIN Indonesia is present in each region through its regional Chamber (KADIN Daerah), offering access to a dense network of business and politics.

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How to find reliable suppliers/producers of paper products?

Paper and paper products are one core and competitive export product of Indonesia. Buyers from all over the world try to source directly in Indonesia. At first glance, many offers look attractive but prove to be scams. Hence, KADIN BSD recommends to check unknown suppliers first before engaging in any kind of business transaction. BSD offers a list of reliable suppliers as well. On the other hand, most of the renowned paper products manufacturers have established a network of distributors all over the world and do not serve clients directly from Indonesia.

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How to find reliable suppliers/partners of textile and shoes manufacturing?

KADIN BSD offers research services based on its own database. Alternatively, interested parties can check with APRISINDO (Association of Indonesian Footwear) and API (Association for Garments and Textiles).

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Where can I find updated information on bilateral trade or FTAs established with Indonesia?

The Ministry of Trade's website offers a large number of trade-related information. Most recent and ongoing negotiations can be discussed with KADIN BSD.

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Where can I find up-to-date data on exports and imports, or any other economic data?

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) offers the latest economic data. A customized research can be done by KADIN BSD.

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Where do I find information on trade fairs in Indonesia?

The Indonesian Exhibition Companies Association maintains a solid database. More detailed information on specific trade fairs are available on the webpage of German AUMA.

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