In January 2020, Indonesia lowered its threshold for goods that can be imported duty- and tax-free: from US$75 to a strikingly low US$3. It was the second adjustment of the so-called de minimis rate in short succession. The government had brought it down from US$100 to US$75 in 2018. It was a reaction to a…

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Nadine Freischlad

Nadine is based in Jakarta. She likes stories that capture the impact of digital transformation in Indonesia, with a special fondness for "clicks and bricks" businesses and platform economics. Previous stints with Tech In Asia, KrASIA, bylines in VICE, SCMP, CNN.

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