In order to increase the capacity of industrial development, many entrepreneurs in Indonesia need to import used industrial machinery or used capital goods to help manufacturing proccess. To be able to answer those needs, the Indonesian Government has enacted Trade Minister Decree No. 77/M-DAG/PER/12/2012. In one of the article stated that in order to import used machinery or used capital goods, the corporation has to submit written application for approval to the Director of Import, Directorate of International Trade, with documents requirements such as API-P (Angka Pengenal Impor – Produsen or Importer Identification Number – manufacture) , TDP (Tanda Daftar Perusahaan or Company Registration), SIUP (Surat Ijin Usaha Perusahaan or Company Business Licence), NPIK (Nomor Pengenal Importir Khusus or Special Identification Number for Import) and NPWP (Nomor Pengenal Wajib Pajak or Tax Idenfication Number).
This is a first step to process the import of such machinery. However in their country of origin, the respective used capital goods have to undergo a technical checking by their surveyor office and get the HS (Harmony System) number. This will smoothen their import and custom process when the machine enters Indonesian port.