My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days.
As a wedding gift, I bought a new MacBook Pro and am bringing it to my brother. I'd like to avoid paying import fees for this computer.
Obviously I am going to enter the country with the computer and exit without the computer. I understand that if I do not re-export electronic equipment I may have to pay a fee; see http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294225-c2418/Indonesia:Customs.html.
I understand fees are imposed when selling items, but this is a gift. Do I need to pay this fee, and if not, how can I ensure I don't end up paying any fees when departing the country?
Please note that Indonesia has a reputation for its officials charging money for things they should not charge money for (i.e., corruption).