Special Importer Identification Number (NPIK) Deleted

After the rejuvenation of general import procedures, the government continues to focus on slashing away at import red tape. This time, it is the deletion of the Special Importer Identification Number (Nomor Pengenal Importir Khusus – “NPIK”) through the issuance of Minister of Trade Regulation No. 50/M-DAG/PER/7/2015 (“Regulation”) regarding the Revocation of Minister of Industry and Trade Decree No. 141/MPP/KEP/3/2002 regarding Special Importer Identification Number (NPIK) as Amended by Minister of Trade Regulation No. 07/M-DAG/PER/3/2008 (“NPIK Regulation”) on 9 July 2015.

As expressed by the Regulation’s title, the Regulation revokes the NPIK Regulation and any provision related to NPIK in all prevailing laws and regulations. As such, NPIK is no longer required for any imports of goods and all existing NPIK will be automatically revoked. Any currently on-going application process for an NPIK will immediately be terminated.[1]

Previously, NPIK was required for imports of certain goods stipulated under Director General of International Trade Decree No. 05/DJPLN/KP/III/2002 regarding Imports of Certain Types of Goods that Requires NPIK (“NPIK Implementing Regulation”). These types of goods include:[2]

  1. Corn, rice, and soybean;
  2. Certain textile products, such as woven fabric, carpet, and various clothing;
  3. Shoes and other types of footwear;
  4. Electronics, including air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, and photography equipment; and
  5. Children’s toys.

The Ministry of Trade has confirmed that NPIK is no longer required for imports of these goods, and currently there is no substitute documentation for NPIK (not required to secure any other type of documentation instead of an NPIK).[3]



[1] Regulation, Arts. 1 (1), 2, and 3

[2] NPIK Implementing Regulation, Appendix

[3] Based on confirmation with an official from the Ministry of Trade at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board


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