Regulations on Passenger Baggage for Tobacco Products

Regulations on Passenger Baggage for Tobacco Products

Regulations on Passenger Baggage – The Indonesian government, through Ministry of Finance Regulation (PMK) 203/2017, has established strict regulations regarding passengers and crew members carrying tobacco products from abroad.

Duty-Free Allowance for Tobacco Products

According to Article 13, paragraph (1) of PMK 203/2017, personal belongings of passengers in the form of tobacco products are granted duty-free and excise-free allowances as long as they do not exceed the specified limits. These limits are a maximum of 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, or 100 grams of sliced tobacco/other tobacco products. This exemption applies to each adult.

If the other tobacco products consist of more than one type, then the duty-free and excise-free allowances are provided proportionally to the amount per type of tobacco product.

Consequences of Exceeding Tobacco Product Limits

If an adult passenger brings tobacco products from abroad as personal baggage and the quantity exceeds the specified limits, the excess will be immediately destroyed by Customs and Excise Officials, with or without the presence of the concerned passenger, as stipulated in Article 13, paragraph (3) of PMK 203/2017.

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Duty-Free and Excise-Free Allowance for Crew Members

These regulations also apply to crew members. A crew member is anyone who, due to their job, must be on the transport vehicle and arrives with the transport vehicle. However, the duty-free and excise-free allowance for crew members differs from that for passengers. For crew members, the limits are a maximum of 40 cigarettes, 10 cigars, or 40 grams of sliced tobacco/other tobacco products.

Consequences of Exceeding Limits for Crew Members

Similar to passengers, if a crew member carries tobacco products exceeding the limits, the excess will be destroyed by Customs and Excise Officials. The destruction can occur with or without the presence of the concerned crew member.

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With these regulations, it is hoped to control the amount of tobacco products entering Indonesia, ensuring that all products comply with the applicable standards and regulations. Additionally, these regulations aim to prevent the smuggling of tobacco products and ensure state revenue from the excise sector.

Regulations on Passenger Baggage. Indonesia Customs website here.
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