Experts Criticize Revisions Made under Government Regulation 72/2016
Critics mainly highlight provisions which enable the privatization of state-owned enterprises without approval being granted by the House
Tax-Reform Agenda: Govt. to Focus on Simplifying the Taxation Framework
One of the measures suggested involves reducing the administration costs involved in the collection of taxes and taxpayer-compliance fees
Govt. Attempts to Prevent the Spread of Hoaxes
At least three types of punishable hoax are currently regulated under the ITE Law.
Indonesian Law Digest
Bill on Construction Services: Redefining the Construction Industry
Friday, January 13, 2017
The Bill redefines several basic matters which relate to the construction industry, including the scope of construction businesses, business classifications, the development of construction services, working standards, working health and safety and so forth.
Indonesia’s Legal Labyrinth: Accommodating Foreign Investors Through the ICSID
Friday, January 06, 2017
In order to reflect the current euphoria which is the result of Indonesia having won the investment dispute that it was embroiled in with Churchill Mining and Planet Mining on 6 December 2016, this edition of ILD will examine the basic features of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) forum. Furthermore, ILD this week will also be reviewing all of the ICSID cases to date which have involved Indonesia as one of the disputants.
Public-Private Partnerships: An Alternative Financing Scheme for Better Indonesian Infrastructure (Part II)
Friday, December 30, 2016
This edition of Indonesian Law Digest (ILD) follows up on last week’s ILD publication No. 485, which featured a discussion of several issues surrounding the Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) concept, including matters pertaining to the general exposition of PPP, the implementation of PPP as initiated by government institutions, the appointment of business entities, the whole land-procurement process and the investment-return scheme.
Indonesian Legal Brief
Government Finally Reregulates Provision on Mineral-Mining Industry
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Government Regulation No. 1 of 2017 on the Fourth Amendment to Government Regulation No. 23 of 2010 on the Implementation of Mineral and Coal-Mining Activities has been highly anticipated by mining companies operating at all levels. In addition to updating provisions which relate to the extension of mining-business permits and the sale of minerals and coal, the recently-issued amendment has also been highly anticipated due to the fact that it amends the previous provisions on the divestment obligation for foreign mining companies, as well as the refinery obligation, which encompasses exports of mineral concentrate.
Import Facilities for Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises
Monday, January 16, 2017
In a bid to enhance import facilities for the purposes of export (KITE), the Ministry of Finance has issued Regulation No. 177/PMK.04/2016 on Exemptions from Import-Duty, Value-Added-Tax and Value-Added Tax and Luxury-Goods Sales Tax for the Import of Goods and/or Materials and/or Machinery by Small and Medium-Scale Industries for Export Purposes. Regulation 177/2016 encompasses procedures for securing KITE facilities or KITE consortiums, including import and export procedures, as well as monitoring procedures and reasons for suspension and the revocation of any such facilities.
New Regulation on the Import of Consignments
Friday, January 13, 2017
In a bid to improve supervision of the importation of consignments, the Ministry of Finance has issued Regulation No. 182/PMK.04/2016 on Import Provisions for Consignments (“Regulation 182/2016”). Regulation 182/2016 covers a broad scope of provisions, including consignment importers; the revocation of import licenses; transportation, unloading and storage; the release of imported consignments; customs assessments; import duty; and several other provisions.
Monthly Law Review
Monthly Law Review December 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Moving on to the legislative sector, the House of Representative has passed 22 new laws this year. Seven of these relate to Indonesia’s ratification of several international treaties or agreements, and three are laws concerning the national budget. As such, the House has in fact only completed 12 new laws of the 51 new laws set by the 2016 Priority Legislative Program. This is a slight improvement by the House compared to last year’s performance, in which the House passed only one of 50 laws set by the 2015 Priority Legislative Program.
Monthly Law Review November 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive but easily digestible survey of any recent updates which are made to Indonesia’s overall regulatory framework, this edition of Monthly Law Review highlights the key aspects covered by 60 regulations. For ease of access, we have classified these various regulations into a number of groups, specifically: Trade, Manufacturing and Industry, Energy and Mineral Resources, Financial Services, Taxation, Telecommunications and Media, General Corporate and Miscellaneous.
Monthly Law Review October 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
The House of Representatives finally passed two significant and important bills governing the business sector just before the end of October, specifically the Bill on the Amendment to Law No. 11 of 2008 on Electronic Information and Transactions, and the Bill on Trademarks and Geographical Indications.