首先，BPOM為Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan的縮寫名稱，所有進口的商品皆需經由印尼食品藥物管理局（National Agency of Drug and Food Control）申請商品的BPOM認證。一般而言，進口商取得外國食品註冊號（ML）才能在市場銷售，申請大約需要二、三個月時間，有效期為五年。
五、公司執照影本與印尼當地商標註冊證（印尼商標註冊由印尼經濟部智慧財產局，Directorate General of Intellectual Property的法務暨人部Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, MOJ核發，商標申請通常需要花費一年時間，每10年需換發一次）。
Indonesia has a population of nearly 260 million, and the food and beverage market has endless business opportunities, which has attracted many people who want to enter the Indonesian food and beverage industry. However, the local government’s import regulations and restrictions and what food safety certifications need to be passed are still poorly understood. In order to enable Taiwanese manufacturers to have a preliminary understanding and preparation before entering the market, to avoid the industry finding a cooperative channel agent, only to find out Lost business opportunities due to local ordinances.
First of all, BPOM is the abbreviated name of Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan. All imported goods must be certified by the Indonesian Food and Drug Administration (National Agency of Drug and Food Control). Generally speaking, importers need to obtain a foreign food registration number (ML) before they can be sold in the market. The application takes about two to three months, and the validity period is five years.
For Taiwanese companies who enter the market for the first time and have no plans to set up a local branch, they can apply for BPOM certification through a local experienced importer first. Application-related documents required to be provided to the importer:
1. The official document of the manufacturer of the exporting country appointing the importer.
2. The certificate of origin and the health or approved export certificate of the government of the country of origin.
3. The product analysis report issued by the relevant food inspection agency in the producing country (analysis methods and procedures may be used by the local inspection bureau for reference).
4. Detailed information on raw materials, additives and packaging materials should be indicated in Indonesian.
5. A copy of the company license and the Indonesian local trademark registration certificate (Indonesia trademark registration is issued by the Intellectual Property Bureau of the Indonesian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, MOJ of Directorate General of Intellectual Property, and the trademark application usually takes one year. time, it needs to be renewed every 10 years).
6. Brand authorization registration certificate.
7. Process description from raw materials to finished products.
8. The quality control process of the origin, etc., but the application still needs to be handled in accordance with the current regulations of the relevant local units.
After completing the required certification application, all food packaging needs to be marked in Indonesian, with Roman and Arabic fonts for letters and numbers. The product name, the net weight of the product, the address and registration number of the manufacturer/importer, the food ingredients/additives, expiry date, manufacturing date/production batch number, etc. should be listed on the package. In addition to BPOM, the product holds the international standard ISO22000 certification, which also enables Indonesian local buyers to have more trust and recognition in the management and control of the supplier's food supply chain.
Indonesia has nearly 90% of the Muslim population. Since July 2012, the Indonesian government has begun to target processing industry (food, medicine, cosmetics) companies, slaughterhouses, restaurants, catering, and kitchens must pass the halal certification (MUI Halal) requirements to ensure that Food ingredients are processed, produced and packaged under high cleanliness and hygiene standards.