Based on calculations of the Ministry of Industry, the PPnBM on mobile phones will curb imports by USD $1.8 billion, while increasing state revenue by IDR 4.1 trillion (USD $362.8 million). The new tax policy is expected to be implemented in October 2014.

The Trade Minister of Indonesia, Muhammad Lutfi, said that the new tax will trigger increased investments in Indonesia as the mobile phone market is lucrative (around 60 million mobile phones were sold in Indonesia in 2013). As an example, he pointed to Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group (a multinational electronics contract manufacturer) which will build a mobile phone factory in Jakarta (with an estimated investment of USD $1 billion).

However, one concern is that the PPnBM on mobile phones will result in a larger illegal mobile phone market in Indonesia (through increased smuggled mobile phones imports).