Trade Guide: Indonesia

Do you know?

Indonesia(officially the Republic of Indonesia) is a sovereign country in Asia and Oceania. It is the largest island country in the world by the number of islands, with more than fourteen thousand islands. Indonesia has an estimated population of over 255 million people and is the world's fourth most populous country and the most populous Muslim-majority country.

“Do’s and Don’ts”


  • Using the titles of your business partner with their names is important for Indonesian greetings.
  • Giving gifts to others with your right hand only.
  • Handling food with right hand only as well when you are dining with Indonesian business partners.
  • Ensuring the clothes are covering well from ankle to neck for women.
  • Entering a meeting or conference room according to your status within the group.


  • Give scissors or any sharp utensils to your business partner.
  • Start eating before you are invited.
  • Speak loudly to others
  • Wear skin tight clothes.

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