Govt. to Prepare Special Logistics Policies
Focus to be on accelerating the improvement of logistics and supply-chain systems across Indonesia in order to deal with the tight ASEAN competition
Jokowi-JK Urged to Prioritize Eight Issues
Human-Rights Watchdog Imparsial has reported that the Jokowi-JK Administration is still not placing enough focus upon human-rights issues and the state-security apparatus.
KPK: BUMN and BUMD Should Be Held Liable for Criminal Activity
The Supreme Court is currently preparing a regulation on the liabilities of corporations in cases where crimes are committed, which is expected to be ready by the end of this year.
Indonesian Law Digest
Indonesian Import Rules: Importer-Identification Numbers
Friday, October 21, 2016
Indonesia is currently ranked in seventh place on the list of the world's largest importers. Indeed, a number of business sectors in the country remain highly dependent on the import of commodities. Given the importance of import activity for the national economy then, understanding the regulatory framework that governs imports is essential. Two main areas are addressed under the current regulatory framework for imports, namely: customs provisions and import licensing. This edition of Indonesian Law Digest (ILD) will discuss the procedure whereby a business secures an Importer-Identification Number (API), which is a primary requirement for all importers, regardless of their relevant business areas. The API serves as a license which can be used by businesses to import goods into Indonesian territory, as set out under Law No. 7 of 2014 on Trade.
The Legal Profession in Indonesia
Friday, October 14, 2016
As the world’s fourth most-populous nation, Indonesia is arguably one of the world’s most promising countries as regards investment, and strong economic growth coupled with favorable demographics make it a great destination for investors. However, Indonesia is also notorious for its legal complexities, and the high profile of the country’s legal profession is the result of this. Indeed, a number of activities which relate to investment may only be undertaken by through the legal profession. This week’s edition of ILD offers a general exposition of several areas of the Indonesian legal profession, including advocates, notaries, land-deed officials, arbitrators, mediators, receivers and administrators.
Draft Bill on Food and Drugs: Towards Better Supervision
Friday, October 07, 2016
In the wake of the significant turbulence caused by various recent food and drug scandals, the government has finally decided to take serious action and is currently in the process of preparing a comprehensive framework relating to the supervision of food and drugs in Indonesia. The House of Representatives is at present discussing the Draft Bill on the Supervision of Food and Drugs with the relevant stakeholders, specifically the BPOM (the National Agency for Drug and Food Control).
Indonesian Legal Brief
New Provisions on the Requirements and Procedures for Obtaining Visitor Visas and Limited-Stay Visas
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has issued Regulation No. 24 of 2016, which sets out further guidelines for foreigners who are looking to obtain either visitor visas or limited-stay visas. The regulation encompasses various requirements and procedures for the requesting of such visas, the basis and procedures for the rejection of any such requests, and the cancellation of any issued visas.
New Provisions on the Management of Drinking-Water Supply Systems
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The technical provisions for the management of drinking-water supply systems are now regulated under Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Regulation No. 27/PRT/M/2016 on the Management of Drinking-Water Supply Systems. The regulation is aiming to safeguard the rights of the public as regards access to clean drink-water at affordable prices and sets out an effective and efficient system for the management and supply of drinking water.
Provisions for the Disposal of B3 Waste at Landfill Facilities Regulated in Further Detail
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
As an implementing regulation to Government Regulation No. 101 of 2014, the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Forestry has finally issued Regulation No. P.63/MENLHK/SETJEN/KU.1/7/2016 in order to clarify in further detail the various requirements and procedures which have to be followed when disposing of toxic and hazardous waste substances, specifically at landfill facilities.
Monthly Law Review
Monthly Law Review September 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Several noteworthy regulations were also issued in September. In the consumer-goods sector, the Head of the National Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) issued a number of regulations relating to the registration of food and drugs. In the financial sector, Bank Indonesia relaxed the prevailing Loan-to-Value and Finance-to-Value ratios for property and motor-vehicle ownership by the public through the issuance of BI Regulation No.18/16/PBI/2016. Furthermore, BI also has relaxed the various requirements that have to be met by any banks which are looking to involve themselves within the e-money sector, and this strategy will hopefully help the government to achieve its financial inclusivity objectives.
Monthly Law Review August 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our subscribers updated as regards the most recent legal developments within Indonesia, this edition of Monthly Law Review covers a total of 62 laws and regulations, which we have classified into Energy and Natural Resources, Trade, Taxation, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Industry, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications and Media, General Corporate, and a number of other sectors which we have grouped under the Miscellaneous banner.
Monthly Law Review July 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Surprising news emerged from the Presidential Palace just before the end of July 2016 in the form of President Joko Widodo announcing his second cabinet reshuffle. Introducing his new cabinet, the President contended that he was aiming to inject some fresh energy into the government, as well as accelerate economic growth through a new influx of investment into the country.