Food and Beverage Registration in Indonesia

Indonesia is a country that has a strategic geographical location on two continents and two oceans making it a country with international trade traffic. In addition, Indonesia was recorded as a country that imports with a value of 15.03 billion dollars in January 2019. This high figure is based on the desire and ability of the people’s purchasing power for foreign products. Here a piece of glance information regarding Food and Beverage Registration in Indonesia.

International trade and the economy knows no boundaries, whether food and drink, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, living necessities and lifestyles in Indonesia, making every product circulating in Indonesia obligatory to know whether the product is safe for consumption or use.

The consumptive nature of Indonesia society is one of the causes of the spread of many foods and drinks in Indonesia. The level of development of food and beverage circulation in Indonesia is marked on
the import trade curve, as shown in this table below:

Food And Beverage Registration in Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia forms a body that oversees circulating products, namely the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM). Any processed food whether produced domestically or imported to be traded in retail packaging is required to have a marketing authorization.

Provisions for Product Registration at BPOM

The Indonesian Government is not limited to every business actor registering products at BPOM,
but companies that register products in Indonesia must know the obligations and restrictions that apply to both domestic and foreign products. According to The BPOM Regulation number 27 of 2017,
those who can import food and beverage Products, Medicine or Cosmetic are:
1. Domestic Products as MD.
2. Overseas Products as ML.

MD and ML product registration must meet the characteristics, such as:

1. Types of Food,
2. Composition,
3. Label Design and also
4. Type of Packaging.

Procedures for Food and Beverage Registration Product

In general, the registration process at BPOM divided into 2 steps, namely the Administrative step and technical step. The procedures for Registration of Domestic Product:

1. Administrative Requirements:

A. Industrial Business License,
B. The results of the audit of production facilities, risk management program charter or a Certificate of How to produce good processed products,
C. Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP) and also
D. Deed of Incorporation.

2. Technical Requirements:

A. Register, such as:
Company Data,
– Responsible Person or Person in Charge Data,
– Data Warehouse and also
– Factory Data,
B. List of ingredients or composition used,
C. Production process,
D. Audit results of production facility audits,
E. Product Shelf Life and also
F. Product Material specifications.

Indoned Consultancy will assist you to guiding the process and to check the require need document for the submission.

The procedure and the requirements for register foreign product at BPOM needed to processes such as:

1. Administrative Requirements:

A. Audit examination results,
B. Letter of appointment (LOA) from the company of origin country abroad to the importer and distributor,
C. Health Certificate or Certificate of Free Sale,
D. Have a Trade Business License (SIUP), Import Identification Number (API) and also
E. Have a GMP or HACCP or ISO 22000 Certificate or Audit Certificate from the Local Government for the Origin Factory.

2. Technical Requirements:

A. Product composition and also production processes,
B. Results of the audit of production facilities from the company of origin,
C. Product production period,
D. Product production code,
E. Label design,
F. Product packaging photos and also
G. Label translation.

The process for applying for distribution licenses at BPOM, both domestic and foreign products, is carried out with different time provisions depending on the product and the completeness of the requirements fulfilled by business actors to facilitate obtaining marketing authorization.

The result of product registration at BPOM, the BPOM issues a Circular Permit which is valid for 5 years and can be extended with a period of 6 months before the Circular Permit period expires.

On October 17, 2014, all products that were imported, circulated, and traded in Indonesia were determined to be Halal Certified. Indonesia is one of the countries with a majority population or 87.18% is a Muslim population so that the level of certainty and safety of products circulating in Indonesia must meet Halal consumption standards.

Indoned Consultancy can guide you for each of the stages carried out during the process and provide the latest information for processes. Please feel free to fill in the registration form on this website at the right bottom.


The information provided here is based on our long experience. In addition, the process or requirement may vary depending on the specific facts and conditions. Besides, the law and regulations in Indonesia subject to frequent changes. In either case please contact us  as your consultant to get an up to date information and accurate advice. More Information click here and You can also follow our social media accounts to see the latest information posts. please click on the following links: FacebookInstagramLinkedin, and Twitter.

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