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Bill on Halal Product: A Ticket to Access Indonesia’s Consumable Goods Market

Friday, October 24, 2014  Quick View

The Bill mandates that every product in Indonesia has a Halal certificate, while allowing non-Halal products to be sold, distributed and imported in and to Indonesia. However, the Bill seems to be unclear on the sanctions or consequences if the producers of Halal products do not apply for a Halal certificate. Prior to the Bill, a Halal certificate was something that was performed on a voluntary basis for producers or importers pursuant to Government Regulation No. 69 of 1999 on Labeling and Food Advertisement.

Bill on Plantations: A Sigh of Relief for Foreign Investors

Friday, October 17, 2014  Quick View

The New Plantation Law aims to improve and strengthen the national plantation industry and at the same time protect customary societies, empower local farmers and realize environmentally-friendly plantation businesses.

New Standardization Law: Survival Armor in a Global Era

Friday, October 10, 2014  Quick View

The Standardization Law was issued to maintain and protect the welfare of Indonesians, and aims to increase Indonesia’s competitiveness in the globalization era. In doing so, the standardization and conformity assessment measures are expected to improve production systems and process efficiencies to produce better qualified products, as well as to encourage better trading transactions in a healthy and transparent business atmosphere.

Monthly Law Review

Monthly Law Review September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014  Quick View

As expected with a departing administration and a new administration set to take over the management of the country this month saw the resolution of some long outstanding regulatory activity such as the Insurance Law. There remains, however, a number of long outstanding issues that for political or other reasons may still take time to address including the fuel subsidies issue.

Monthly Law Review August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014  Quick View

While in August the turmoil surrounding the outcome of the presidential election and the hearing the case at the Constitutional Court dominated legal news, government officials and legislators remained busy and still continued to issue numerous new regulations. The uncertainty that the Constitutional Court case created may have taken some attention away from a focus on getting new laws issued, but with the end of the current administration’s term fast approaching, some legislative actions that have been sitting on the current administration’s desk for sometime are getting attention.

Monthly Law Review July 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014  Quick View

Regardless of the presidential election campaign occupying the majority of public attention through June, Indonesian lawmakers kept busy and a number of new laws and regulations were issued.


Ratifying the Rome Statute: Almost There and Back Again

Monday, June 30, 2014 

Indications of fear amongst Indonesian politicians that the Rome Statute could be abused to interfere with the country’s domestic politics. Prime example is this year’s Presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto

Divestment in the Mining Industry - Are We Ready ?

Friday, October 18, 2013 

It is questionable whether the Government is ready and will be consistent in traversing the difficult economic road ahead.


duty stamp "meterai" for insurance policies

Thursday, June 16, 2011 

I would like to know whether I must put a duty stamp on an insurance policy?...

Strata Title

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 

1.With respect to real property, especially regarding apartments, what is a "Strata Title"? 2.Are the ownership rights of an existing...


Problems over Currency Law should be solved, BI says

Monday, November 28, 2011  Quick View

Bank Indonesia was not involved in drafting the Currency Law

Corporal Punishment Should be Abolished, Anwar Ibrahim Says

Tuesday, August 02, 2011  Quick View

Workers have to be handled humanely

Currency Law: Lawyers Worried About Breaking the Law

Monday, July 18, 2011  Quick View

Lawyer’s salary must be paid in rupiah.

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