Indonesian Law Digest

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.
Indonesian Business: 2017’s Regulatory Kaleidoscope
Throughout 2017, Hukumonline managed to summarize, analyze and highlight a total of 738 regulations as part of its daily Indonesia Legal Brief (ILB), weekly Indonesia Law Digest (ILD) and Monthly Law Review (MLR), which we have classified into Trade, Energy and Natural Resources, Financial Services, General Corporate, Tax, Manufacturing and Industry, Consumer and Retail, Telecommunication and Media, as well as a number of other sectors which we have grouped under the Miscellaneous banner.
New Legal Framework on Fintech
BI Regulation 19/2017 finally offers an official definition of Fintech under national legislation. The regulation defines Fintech as the utilization of technology within the financial system in order to create new products, services, technologies and/or business models, which may affect the stability of the monetary and financial systems, and/or the efficiency, safety and reliability of payment systems.
General Rules on the Distribution of Goods
As understood from the definition of distribution, two mechanisms are available for the distribution of goods, specifically: (1) Indirect distributorships; and (2) Direct distributorships.
Business and Human Rights in Indonesia
It is undoubtedly the case that, at the moment at least, the advantages for companies in terms of their adoption of business and human-rights principles are more social than they are financial. However, many circles believe that the implementation of business and human-rights principles by businesses will ultimately offer greater access to business opportunities.
Special Types of Business Vehicle
In addition to the current common incorporated and unincorporated entities, there are also several types of business entity which are based on Indonesian law and which can be utilized under limited conditions in regard to their establishment, ownership and operations.
Economic Instruments for Environmental Management and Sustainability: Is Indonesia Ready?
This edition of Indonesian Law Digest (ILD) has been aimed squarely at helping our subscribers to understand the context and the various challenges involved in the implementation of economic instruments for environmental management within the business sector. This edition of ILD also addresses whether such instruments will ultimately prove effective or not, based on best practices.
A Winding Path for Well-Known Marks in Indonesia
This article will primarily analyze the definition and scope of well-known marks from three different angles, specifically: (1) International legal frameworks; (2) National legal frameworks; and (3) Court practices. Towards the end of this article, a number of recommendations will be set out for owners of well-known marks as regards the tackling of this issue from the point of view of best practices.
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