Indonesia is a rapidly expanding emerging market of over 250 million people with incredible opportunity for Canadian companies. Indonesia's economy is among the leading e-commerce opportunities in the region has comparative advantage in low-cost manufacturing, palm oil, rubber, metals, and energy commodities.

Jet Worldwide provides low cost parcel delivery between Indonesia, Canada and USA.


In this post, we review the things to consider when shipping between Canada, USA  and Indonesia

  • Carrier shipping options when shipping Indonesia from Canada
  • Information needed for spot quote shipping between Indonesia and Canada
  • Shipping terms to consider to Indonesia duty paid or unpaid?
  • Indonesian customs process for parcel shipped from Canada
  • Carrier options for Shipping from Indonesia to Canada
  • Canadian Import process for consignments from Indonesia
  • Canadian import fees for consignments imported from Indonesia
  • Shipping to the USA from Indonesia
  • Canadian customs assessment and revenue management system (CARM)

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.


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ASEAN and Indonesia

Indonesia has always played a crucial role in ASEAN with Jakarta serving as the host city to the ASEAN Secretariat. Although not a part of ASEAN, the mission of promoting trade and common standards is a benefit to Canadian companies.


jet-ecommerce-vector-graphic2From big commodities to e-commerce

Canada’s traditional exports that traditionally have included large commodity exports is now expanding to include trade with small and medium sized businesses. E-commerce online purchasing platforms - including eBay and Shopify - make it easier to sell goods from Canada to Indonesia.

Indonesia's rapidly growing middle class presents online selling opportunities for Canadian suppliers and retailers.

Carrier Shipping Options to Indonesia from Canada


Shipping packages to Indonesia via Canada Post

Canada Post and USPS offers low cost delivery for individuals shipping small packages to Indonesia Packages sent via the  Post are imported to Indonesia and delivered by Pos Indonesia (the state owned provider of postal services in Indonesia).

Canada Post Delivery Services to Indonesia Include:

For shipping small parcels from Canada to Indonesia (under 2 kg)

  • Canada Post Small Packet International Surface and Air to Indonesia


Shipping larger packages to Indonesia via Canada Post

  • Canada Post International Parcel to Indonesia: Surface
  • Canada Post Xpresspost International to Indonesia: Delivery within 2 weeks
  • See below:  Information required for shipping quote Indonesia from Canada


Shipping Indonesia from Canada via FedEx and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and, along with DHL,  offer dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Jakarta and across Indonesia.

FedEx and UPS shipping options to Indonesia include:



jet-logo-vectorDelivery between Indonesia and Canada and USA via Jet Worldwide

  • Jet Worldwide:  A trusted brand offering international shipping for over 35 years!
  • Jet Worldwide offers options for shipping between Indonesia , Canada and USA  for parcels, pallets, and online orders 
  • Jet Worldwide offers transparency and logistics support.  We are not shy to recommend alternative options that are better suited for your needs.  CONTACT JET'S LOGISTICS TEAM.

For a quote for shipping online orders, regular volumes and logistics support; provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :)

Delivery to Indonesia via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to Indonesia via partners, such as UPS.

Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Indonesia

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid. Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer.

Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer.


The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from a value added tax that the importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.  



Clearance for Parcels Shipped to Indonesia

Indonesia’s average Most Favoured Nation (MFN) applied tariff rate is around 8.1 percent for non-agricultural products. However, duty rate products deemed to be in competition with domestic manufacturers and can be much higher while many goods valued (FOB customs value) under $1,500 are subject to a fixed 7.5 percent on certain goods. The 7.% fixed rate applies to items known as as “consignment goods” that are imported by businesses. (See below).

Duty free clearance for low value shipments from Canada to Indonesia. Goods shipped to Indonesia must be accompanied by an invoice for customs or other supporting documents.

  • Shipments to Indonesia valued less than $US 100:  Most shipments* with a total customs value under $US100 can be cleared without duty.
  • Shipments valued over $US 100 and less than $US 1,500:  Shipment valued less than $US 1,500 can qualify for a "clearance by consignment note" with a simplified tariff of 7.5% or clearance by submission of a formal PIBK/PIB2 import declarations.
  • Shipments with customs value greater than USD 1,500:  Shipments valued over $US1500 can be processed by PIBK2 or PIB2 import declarations.

Note that formal customs entries on certain goods may still be required, regardless of value. Formal entry duties will be assessed on they H.S. codes and classification of goods.



VAT and Import Duties in Indonesia

The CIF method (item Cost plus Insurance plus freight costs) is used for tax calculation in Indonesia. A Valued Added Tax in Indonesia of 25 percent applies to all imports. Duty rates are based the commodity but in general can average between 5% (for many electronics and beauty items) to 15% (for jewelry, toys, and sporting items).

Indonesia is NOT part of the CPTPP trade agreement but is a signature member of the ASEAN Economic Community.


Carrier Options for Shipping from Indonesia to Canada

The options for shipping from Indonesia to Canada include the Indonesian post (Pos Indonesia), DHL, FedEx and UPS.

FedEx and UPS shipping options from Indonesia to Canada Include

  • Priority air shipping to Canada
  • Economy Air Shipping Service to Canada from Indonesia
  • See below:  Information required for shipping quote via Jet Worldwide to Canada

Clearance for Goods Imported to Canada from Indonesia

Consignments valued over CA $20 are subject to duty and taxes (federal and provincial).   For consignments valued under CA $3,300, they can be cleared via the Low Value System (LVS).

Common import fees for consignments shipped via air to Canada can include duty, taxes and import fees.

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CARM for Importing to Canada

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Shipping from Indonesia to the USA

Companies and online sellers can benefit from shipping their orders direct to the USA - and via Canada.  Canada and USA form an integrated North American logistics networks based on proximity, free trade, social and economic connections. Read more about section 321 processes and contact our team for assistance in direct shipping and logistics support to the USA.

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Get a Quote for Shipping Economy Air between Indonesia  to Canada and USA

Jet Worldwide makes it easy for companies seeking for spot quotes for economy air shipping between Indonesia to Canada and the USA

The information required for a quote includes:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

Click here to request a quote

For a quote for shipping online orders, regular volumes and logistics support; provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :)


Contact Jet's Logistics Team

Reminder: The information in this post is for general information only.  

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Written by Timothy Byrnes