The Directorate General of Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Finance will tighten the supervision of passengers’ personal belongings to ensure that goods brought into Indonesia are not entrusted goods. The Director of International and Inter-Institutional Customs of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Syarif Hidayat, said that the government will not lower the limit of goods value exempted from import duty like the provision on import of consigned goods. Based on the currently applicable provision, the value of goods that can be brought by passengers into Indonesia without being imposed with import duty is US$500 per passenger.
However, to prevent misuse of the limit, the Directorate of Customs and Excise has a scheme to mitigate imports that are not in accordance with the applicable provisions by monitoring passengers’ profile and origin of goods brought by passengers when they land in Indonesia. Syarif Hidayat explained that the relevant authority has a synergized data on each person going abroad from the Ministry of Transportation. With the system, they can know passengers’ habit related to their carried goods when traveling. If there is an indication of violation, when the passengers return to Indonesia, the Directorate General of Customs and Excise will conduct an on-site inspection to ensure that the goods brought into Indonesia are not entrusted goods.
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