are now much easier
with the use the
Code, or HS
Code. The HS
Code is applied
globally. The Harmonized System or
usually referred to as HS is a list of goods classification list
made systematically for the purpose of facilitating import
tariffs, trading transactions, transport and statistics.
Currently, the classification of goods in Indonesia is based on
the Harmonized System and is applied in a list of tariff called
Indonesia Customs Tariff Book.
In order to be informed what the applicable
import duty (in %) will be for a wooden prefab houses at the
country of destination, one needs to contact the appropriate
authority which can be the Ministry of Forestry, the Ministry of
Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs or Customs.
The general HS code for wooden houses is HS 4407****. The ****
stands for the code which may be required to indicate the type
of wood. The HS code for core board is 4412 ****. The HS code for the
steel connectors (anchors, steel base plates) is HS 8302.
The exact code can only be provided by the cargo forwarder,
however, the above mentioned codes may help you in obtaining
some information from the authorities about import duties.
In average import duties for wooden prefab
houses will be in the range of 15% to 25% split into a VAT part
and an import duty part. A wooden prefab house is exempted from
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