Avoiding Alcohol Taxes in Indonesia

Bootlegging in Indonesia led to 80 percent of all alcoholic drinks to have been bought on the black market and without paying taxes.

Indonesia’s Customs and Excise Office reported that there were 7 cases of large scale alcohol smuggling in the country in 2009 with a value of $1.9 Million.

Source:  AFP, “Indonesian brewers fret over excise tax hike,” Google News, March 24, 2010.

Source: Aditya Suharmoko, “Customs destroys illegal alcoholic drinks,” Jakarta Post, December 10, 2009.