Indonesian Legal Brief

Govt. Further Amends Import Regime for Forestry Products
The Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 13 of 2018 which amends Ministry Regulation No. 97/M-DAG/PER/11/2015 on Import Provisions for Forestry Products for the second time Regulation 97/2015 was amended once previously through the issuance of Ministry Regulation No. 91/2017 on the same matter.
New Regulation on the Clearance and Processing of Plantations
The Ministry of Agriculture recently issued Regulation No. 05/PERMENTAN/KB.410/1/2018 on the Clearance and/or Processing of Plantation Fields without Incineration with the ultimate objective of preventing land and plantation fires, as well as preserving environmental sustainability.
Non-Pipeline Utilization of Natural Gas
With the ultimate goal of accommodating the utilization of non-pipeline natural gas, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has issued Regulation No. 4 of 2018 on the Utilization of Natural Gas by Downstream Oil-and-Gas Businesses.
Government Eases Import Regime for Horticultural Products
As part of the government’s recent policy of easing national import activity, the Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 16 of 2018 as the third amendment to Ministry Regulation No. 30/M-DAG/PER/5/2017 on Import Provision for Horticultural Products.
Formulation and Submission of Good Corporate Governance Reports by Venture-Capital Companies
In a bid to implement Article 42 (2) of Financial Services Authority Regulation No. 36/POJK.05/2015 on Good Corporate Governance by Venture-Capital Companies, the OJK has issued Circular No. 4/SEOJK.05/2018 on Reporting the Implementation of Good Corporate Governance for Venture-Capital Companies.
Job Levels and Qualifications within the Palm-Oil Plantation Sector
The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to implement the Indonesian National Qualification Framework through the issuance of Regulation No. 49/PERMENTAN/SM.200/12/2017 on the Indonesian National Qualification Framework and Standards for Workers in the Palm-Oil Plantation Sector. The KKNI consists of a set of guidelines for improving the quality of human resources within the palm-oil plantation business sector through education, training and certification activities.
Pictorial Health Warnings for Tobacco-Product Packaging Updated
The Ministry of Health recently issued Regulation No. 56 of 2017, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 28 of 2013 on the Affixation of Health Warnings and Information to Tobacco-Product Packaging.
Implementation of Post-Border Supervision for Imports of Specific Products
In a bid to improve the overall effectiveness of imports of specific products , as well as to introduce stricter post-border supervisory measures, the Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 12 of 2018, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 87/M-DAG/PER/2015 on Import Provisions for Specific Products.
Govt. Reamends Imports Provisions for Iron, Steel, Alloy Steel and Their Derivative Products
The Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 22 of 2018, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2016 on Import Provisions for Iron, Steel, Alloy Steel and Their Derivative Products for the third time.
SNI for Electrical Products Updated
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (“Ministry”) recently updated provisions on the enforcement of the Indonesian National Standard (Standar Nasional Indonesia – “SNI”) for household electrical products through the issuance of Regulation No. 2 of 2018 on the Implementation of the Mandatory Indonesian National Standard within the Electrical-Power Sector
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