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NIK (Customs Identification Number) Regulation

Exporters, importers  and  PPJK (Customs Service Users) must have new NIK  (Nomor Induk Kepabeanan/ Customs Identification Number) with effective  1st January 2012  according to Mr. Susiwiyono, Information Director of Customs and Excise Directorate General of Customs and Excise.

 This is done related to Regulation of the Minister of Finance Customs Registration Number 63/PMK.04/2011 about. This regulation  is a mandate of Article 6A of Act No. 17 of 2006 on Amendments to Law No. 10 of 1995 on Customs Law.  

Article 6A requires each person who will conduct the fulfillment of customs duty to perform in order to obtain registration NIK  to Directorate General of Customs  that will be used in order to access customs.

Susiwiyono explained that previously, the registration obligation applies only to importers only. Then, with the publication of PMK Number 63/PMK.04/2011, importers and  exporter  are compulsory registration.  

Regulation is also simplify the existing registration. Importers and PPJK Register Company (Customs Clearance Services) that currently exists is still felt long and convoluted, so it needs to be improved by making fundamental changes to the conception and implementation mechanisms registration, he said.

Customs registration will be valid on 90 days after the date of consent, which is July 1, 2011. Service users who already have a VIN, in this case the importer, shall perform the update data to get a new VIN within six months from the Regulation  effect.

Mr. Susiwiyono explains that the process of data migration is very easy, because the application system will display the latest data importer is in the database system of registration of importers of the old application.

Meanwhile, for service users who do not have the NIK, in this case exporters, PJK and transporters must apply for registration within a period not later than six months since the FMD effect.

If within six months of service users not to apply for a new NIK, then the fulfillment of the activities of customs duties can not be served until the user has NIK is a new service, concluded Susiwiyono. (Sgd /