Prohibition on Debit- and Credit-Card Double Swiping
Regulation prohibiting double swiping is issued in attempt to secure consumer data, in spite of claims of ineffectiveness.
Collective Trademarks Promoted as Solution for UMKM Entrepreneurs
Branding strategy can be used to promote cooperatives and UMKM, making them competitive within national and international markets.
Measuring Effective Fines for Perpetrators of Anti-Competitive Practices
KPPU Commissioners Council must be able to explain the basis for any fines which are levied.
Business under the Draft Criminal Law Code: Part I – Corporate Criminal Acts
the RKUHP 2018 also introduces no less than 190 articles of criminal provisions which will ultimately change the way that interested parties conduct business in Indonesia. This includes matters relating to corporate crime, anti-trust, intellectual property rights, bankruptcy, the environment, insurance, electronic information and technology, the legal profession and other related areas.
National Import Reforms
The government through the Ministry of Trade has now already issued 18 out of 21 new regulations which were formulated in order to address the import-and-export sector. According to these new regulations, the government is hoping to reduce the bureaucratic obstacles to trade through the implementation of a post-border scheme.
Indonesian REITs
In order to boost the popularity of KIK – DIRE among investors, the government recently introduced two KIK – DIRE-related economic policy packages. The first of these packages, which was the current government’s fifth, exempted double-taxation on KIK – DIRE. Subsequently, the government's 11th economic policy package offered facilities relating to both income-tax and Acquisition of Land and Building Rights Duty Fees.
Rules for Tax Returns (SPT) Amended
In a bid to simplify the administration of Tax Returns (SPT) and to support the Ease of Doing Business program, the Ministry of Finance has issued Regulation No. 9/PMK.03/2018 (“Regulation 9/2018”) which amends Ministry Regulation No. 243/PMK.03/2014 on Tax Returns (SPT).
Govt. Further Amends Import Regime for Forestry Products
The Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 13 of 2018 which amends Ministry Regulation No. 97/M-DAG/PER/11/2015 on Import Provisions for Forestry Products for the second time Regulation 97/2015 was amended once previously through the issuance of Ministry Regulation No. 91/2017 on the same matter.
New Regulation on the Clearance and Processing of Plantations
The Ministry of Agriculture recently issued Regulation No. 05/PERMENTAN/KB.410/1/2018 on the Clearance and/or Processing of Plantation Fields without Incineration with the ultimate objective of preventing land and plantation fires, as well as preserving environmental sustainability.
Monthly Law Review January 2018
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 91 regulations. For ease of access, we have classified these various regulations into a number of groups, specifically: Trade, Energy and Mineral Resources, Financial Services, General Corporate, Taxation, Manufacturing & Industry, Consumer & Retail and Miscellaneous.
Monthly Law Review December 2017
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 51 regulations. For ease of access, we have classified these various regulations into a number of groups, specifically: Trade, Energy and Mineral Resources, Financial Services, General Corporate, Taxation, Telecommunications and Media, and Miscellaneous.
Monthly Law Review November 2017
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 48 regulations. For ease of access, we have classified these various regulations into a number of groups, specifically: Trade, Energy and Mineral Resources, Financial Services, General Corporate, Taxation, Consumer & Retail, Telecommunications and Media, and Miscellaneous.

OPINION+ Index

Data-Protection Legal Framework: A Priority Agenda to Keep Indonesia from Falling behind the Rest of the World

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Indonesia’s immediate neighbors, Singapore and Malaysia, have already cemented data-protection acts into place, these countries are thus prepared for the ongoing transformation of communication and technology within their borders in ways that will protect the privacy of their citizens whilst also allowing for businesses, investment and innovation to flourish without too many obstacles being placed in their path

The Right to Be Forgotten in Indonesia: Progression or Regression?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The implementation of the RtbF within the EU itself is still proving controversial and several criticisms regarding the RtbF have been voiced. Firstly, based on the judgment of the Court, specifically paragraph 99, the judges have expressed the view that it is necessary to always strike a balance between the right to privacy and the freedom of expression. In her paper, Eleni Frantziou wrote, “How much is too much protection of privacy?”
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