The government is planning to launch an online, integrated documents-processing service for importers in January, the nation’s chief economics minister said on Wednesday.
The move is intended speed up the process of submitting documents for traders, and make it easier for them to obtain clearance from state agencies.
Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating minister for the economy, said the latest phase of the Asean National Single Window trading system would put import-processing services online at the nation’s four main seaports - Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Perak, Balawan and Tanjung Mas - as well as Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
“We hope this would make import and export processing easier. The traders will not have to go from office to office. They only have to log on to the [www.insw.go.id] Web site,” Hatta said.
For export documents and licenses, the online system would be implemented at Tanjung Perak first. The other ports are expected to come online by October.
The government does not have a specific deadline to become part of the Asean system.
It has been working toward compliance since December 2007.