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.
Investment Reform (Part 2): Investment Facilities and Investment Controls
Import-duty exemption facility was previously regulated under Head of BKPM Regulation No. 16 of 2015 on Guidelines and Procedures for Investment Facility Services, and no significant changes have been made in terms of the procedures which have to be followed in order to obtain this facility.
Investment Reform (Part 1): Investment Licensing Procedures
In order to address this new investment regime, this edition of Indonesian Law Digest (ILD) has been divided up into two parts. The first part will examine the issue of investment licenses, including licenses for both representative and branch offices. Meanwhile, the second part will address provisions which relate to investment facilities and investment control.
Indonesia’s Excise Legal Regime in a Nutshell
This edition of Indonesian Law Digest (ILD) will analyze the country’s excise legal regime, specifically its most important regulation, Law No. 11 of 1995 on Excise, as amended by Law No. 39 of 2007 (“Excise Law”). Our discussion will revolve around several matters, including: lists of excisable goods which are recognized in Indonesia, excise tariffs, how to settle excise for excisable goods, the various licenses which are required in order to operate businesses which relate to excisable goods and prohibitions under the Excise Law.
Provisions on Import Recommendations for Horticultural Products Reregulated
In a bid to boost efficiency as regards the management of the importation of horticultural products, as well as to ensure certainty as regards the issuance of recommendations for imports of horticultural products and also to encourage the domestic production of horticultural products, the Ministry of Agriculture has issued Regulation No. 38/PERMENTAN/HR.060/11/2017 on Import Recommendations for Horticultural Products.
New Regulation on Preferential Income-Tax Treatment for Foreigners and Indonesians Under International Agreements
Due to the introduction of new cooperation agreements with several new international organizations, the Ministry of Finance has renewed various provisions on income-tax treatment through the issuance of Regulation No. 202/PMK.010/2017 on the Implementation of Income-Tax Treatment Based on International-Agreement Provisions.
BPOM Introduces New Type of SKI for Importation of Food and Drugs
With the ultimate objective of increasing the supervision of the distribution of food and drugs, the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan - “BPOM”) has introduced new types of import certificates through the issuance of Regulation No. 30 of 2017 on the Supervision of Imports of Drugs and Foods into Indonesian Territory.
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.
Monthly Law Review October 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 & Natural Resources, Financial Services, General Corporate, Tax, Manufacturing & Industries, Consumer & Retail, Telecommunication & Media, and Miscellaneous

OPINION+ Index

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?”

Lesson Learned from the Bankruptcy of Nyonya Meneer

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The country’s bankruptcy law and its focus upon large-scale debtors, impacts upon the low rates of individual bankruptcy applications here. This is in stark contrast with the higher rates that persist in developed countries. This in turn can have dreadful consequences and stories of desperate individuals who take their own lives as a result of their debts are often to be found in the media
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