Indonesian Law Digest

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.
After the Tax Amnesty: A New Chapter in Tax Compliance and Supervision
This edition of Indonesia Law Digest will elaborate upon key policies of the post-tax-amnesty program, which is primarily focusing upon the repatriation of assets, new income-tax treatment for additional and undisclosed assets, as well as land-title transfers through the tax-amnesty program.
In a Nutshell: Indonesia’s Money Market
In Indonesia, the money market is a major part of the country's financial market, alongside the forex market, stock market and bond market. In addition to accommodating the need for investment, the money market is also a vital means through which Bank Indonesia (“BI”) can exert its authority as regards the determination of monetary policy.
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