The Government of Indonesia encourages foreign investors who export to locate their operations in bonded or export processing zones (EPZ). There are several bonded zones or export processing zones near Jakarta such as Tanjung Priok, Cakung and Marunda, which are very close to international ports and international harbors. Products can be imported into a bonded zone and re-exported without paying tariffs, unless the products are sent into Indonesian customs area.
Foreign and domestic investors wishing to establish projects in a bonded area near Jakarta can contact PT Kawasan Berikat Nusantara (Persero), which is a state-owned company, detailed information is available at www.kbn.co.id. Kawasan Berikat (Bonded Zone) is an area with certain boundaries in Indonesia where special provisions for the customs apply to goods imported from outside the custom area or from other customs areas in Indonesia without first being subject to customs levies and/or state levies until the goods are issued for the purpose of import, export, re-export.
Favorable regulations for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) or (Kawasan Ekonomi Khusus, or KEK, in Indonesian) were introduced in 2009. The basic concept of Indonesian SEZ is the preparation of infrastructure and resources in areas which have accessibility to the global market (access to seaports and/or airports). Indonesian SEZ may meet the criteria for one or more of the following zone types: Export, Logistics, Technology Development, Industry, Tourism, Energy and Other Economy.
To learn more about Special Economic Zones and list of economic zones, please visit Indonesia National Council for SEZ.