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 growing trend made possible by e-commerce, which has made the flow of goods across borders increasingly complex and difficult to control.
Overseas shipments into Indonesia from e-commerce purchases jumped jumped The Jakarta Post Indonesia to lower threshold for import taxes on e-commerce goods Read more to nearly 50 million packages in 2019, compared with 19.6 million in 2018 and 6.1 million the year before.