A DEFINITION OVERVIEW OF THE TERM OF INDONESIA'S CUSTOMS TERRITORY IN INDONESIA CUSTOMS LAW

  • Akhmad Firdiansyah
  • Mohammad Fachrudin
Keywords: customs territory, customs laws, a certain location, clear definition

Abstract

Customs territory is important in the concept of customs because it has extensive implications. The definition of Customs territory must be clear because it has affected the management of import and export of customs policies, customs jurisdiction and related to customs facilities (FTZ). However, unfortunately, in the customs law, the term 'certain location' is not clearly explained. This study aims to identify the problem's unclear definition of Customs Territory to provide an overview analysis for Indonesia Customs to find the problem and improve a clear definition of certain locations in the customs law. A descriptive qualitative methodology was used in this study through interviews and literature review. The result shows that there is no clear explanation regarding a certain location in Customs Law. There has been a unfotunate loss in practice because of the wrongful arrest of smugglers outside the customs territory related to customs jurisdictions. On the other hand, some researchers argue about FTZ policy and customs territory. The immediate revision of the Customs Law related to the definition of customs territory is important to determine customs policy directions.

Published
2020-12-23