Foreign investors can set up restaurants in Indonesia by following the local legislation with respect to food labeling and licensing requirements. They are also required to comply with the provisions of the Commercial Law related to starting a business in Indonesia.
With a local workforce mainly made up of professionals who speak English, finding employees is not difficult, however local companies can also hire foreigners with the help of recruitment agencies.
Foreign enterprisers who want to open companies in tourism in Indonesia can set up travel agencies, hotels or restaurants depending on the amount they are willing to spend. One of the cheapest, but very profitable options, is the travel agency.
The Indonesian tax authorities provide for numerous incentives and deductions which form very competitive tax minimization solutions when comparing Indonesia to other Southeast Asian countries.
The workforce in Indonesia is very educated and some of of its most important attributes are its academic skills: good English and mathematics knowledge and high literacy rates.
Indonesia is known for the large amounts of goods it imports and the re-exports to neighboring countries. Also, Indonesia has important natural resources which are exploited by local companies and exported.
Indonesia is one of the countries where foreign investments are regulated by a specific law which is completed by other presidential and governmental decrees.
If companies are levied the corporate tax and individuals the personal income tax, which are direct taxes, there are also indirect levies among which the value added tax (VAT) or the goods and services tax (GST) is the most important one.
Foreign companies interested in setting up an establishment in Indonesia and choosing the representative office must comply with the Companies Act which provides for 3 types of liaison offices.
The holding company will be registered as any other company in Indonesia. Most foreign entrepreneurs choose the limited liability company with foreign ownership as a structure for their holding companies.