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  • fastpitch17
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    Originally posted by tokektokek View Post
    I don't get it?
    I thought we were talking about the 150% on imports of spirits, ie a distributer importing alcohol to sell to hotels, bars, restaurants and retailers around Indonesia.
    They could import the alcohol in Bali or Lombok, and then ship it around the archipelago.
    If Bali and Lombok were to have an exclusion then they would probably need to be declared a Free Trade Zone like Batam. Alcohol from a Free Trade Zone to a not Free Trade Zone is restricted to one liter. Batam is exempt from these excise taxes but you can't ship alcohol from there to other parts of Indonesia.

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  • jim69
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    Glad I only drink Bintang.

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  • BAJakarta
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    Originally posted by Donting101 View Post
    Will Lombok and Bali be exempt so this does not aid to crippling their bread and butter industry? or would that be too smart
    Of course not, but it will surely have the intended effect in Bali and Lombok of supporting the local industry - so expect many more tourist deaths from drinking poisened locally produced stuff passed off as the real deal......

    sad really.

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  • tokektokek
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    Originally posted by fastpitch17 View Post
    Doesn't work that way. Batam is a free trade region. Still, you buy it there and are still only allowed to bring into the rest of Indonesia one bottle.
    I don't get it?
    I thought we were talking about the 150% on imports of spirits, ie a distributer importing alcohol to sell to hotels, bars, restaurants and retailers around Indonesia.
    They could import the alcohol in Bali or Lombok, and then ship it around the archipelago.

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  • fastpitch17
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    Originally posted by tokektokek View Post
    Would be nice if they did exclude Bali and Lombok - people could import it there, and then ship it around the archipelago.

    Good idea, I hope they do that.
    Doesn't work that way. Batam is a free trade region. Still, you buy it there and are still only allowed to bring into the rest of Indonesia one bottle.

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  • tokektokek
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    Would be nice if they did exclude Bali and Lombok - people could import it there, and then ship it around the archipelago.

    Good idea, I hope they do that.

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  • Donting101
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    ^but other parts don't consume anywhere near as much.

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  • PhilippeD
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    Originally posted by Donting101 View Post
    Will Lombok and Bali be exempt so this does not aid to crippling their bread and butter industry? or would that be too smart
    That would bring it's load of problem to have a part of the country who paid very less it's beer than other.
    It would make sense to offer a tax return for area/business... But I would not count on that!

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  • PhilippeD
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    When you look at the recent change in indo... I have trouble to be optimistic for their future!

    I have the feeling they are doing everything they can for devaluating their money.
    Canada use to do that, keeping the money low for being a good potential cheap labor for the US.
    Hopefully for us this is the past!
    Sadly for indonesia it's their very possible future (inflation + devaluation of the rupiah).

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  • ScooterIndo
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    Originally posted by Donting101 View Post
    Will Lombok and Bali be exempt so this does not aid to crippling their bread and butter industry? or would that be too smart
    Nope that would be too smart, why do you need a tourist industry worth millions of dollars when you can enforce economic piety ??

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  • Donting101
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    Will Lombok and Bali be exempt so this does not aid to crippling their bread and butter industry? or would that be too smart

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  • fastpitch17
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    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...Consumer-Goods

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  • GalaxyNexus
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    The current economic (and other) government policy is a complete mixture of everything.
    - Socialism and capitalism: let the private traders run the market, but we want to control prices too.
    - Foreign investment and protectionism: we want your money, but we want to have full control.
    - Secular and religious: we don't have religious law, but if you happen to be in minority, God help you.

    They really like to have their cake and eat it too.

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  • Anglian
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    Ive been away for a while, but if they are banning Alcohol, what is the point of putting a 150% tax on it, silly question sorry

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  • waarmstrong
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    Another examples of Indonesian leaders stumbling over each other to get to the head of the "most Islamic" que.

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