Indonesian Legal Brief

Govt. Simplifies Import Procedures for Operational Goods for Upstream Oil-and-Gas Business Activities
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has issued Regulation No. 17 of 2018 on Imports of Operational Goods for Upstream Oil-and-Gas Business Activities, which is aiming to simplify the procedures which should be followed by oil-and-gas contractors when importing operational goods for upstream oil-and-gas business activities.
Classification of Road Classes
In a bid to establish safer, more streamlined and more orderly roads across Indonesia, the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing has just issued Regulation No. 5/PRT/M/2018 on the Determination of Road Classes Based on Function, Traffic Intensity, Heaviest Axle-Load Capacity and Motor-Vehicle Dimensions.
Supervision of Processed Foods for Special Nutritional Needs
The National Agency of Drug and Food Control has issued Regulation No. 1 of 2018 on the Supervision of Processed Foods for Special Nutritional Needs, which sets out primary guidelines for the production and circulation of processed foods which are intended to meet special nutritional needs.
New Regulation on Procedures for the Granting of Areas, Licensing and Reporting for the Minerals and Coal Sectors
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has issued Regulation No. 11 of 2018 on Procedures for the Granting of Areas, Licensing and Reporting for Minerals and Coal-Mining Business Activities in a bid to unify the provisions which address these various minerals and coal-mining business activities, which were previously addressed under several regulations.
Draft Bill on CSR
The House of Representatives is currently deliberating the Draft Bill on Corporate Social Responsibility with the ultimate objective of unifying corporate social responsibility standards, which are currently addressed by numerous laws and regulations.
Supreme Court Introduces the Online Case-Administration System
With the ultimate aim of creating a modern, transparent and efficient case-administration system within the country's courts, the Supreme Court has updated and modernized the case-administration system with the introduction of an online system through the issuance of Regulation No. 3 of 2018 on the Administration of Cases in Courts via Electronic Means.
Online Services for Transportation Licensing
The Ministry of Transportation recently issued Regulation No. PM 23 of 2018 on Online Services for Transportation Licensing at the Directorate General of Land Transportation, with the ultimate aim of expediting transportation licensing services at the Directorate General of Land Transportation.
Government Sets 2015 - 2019 National Industrial Policy
In bid to increase the growth of national manufacturing industry and also to create a more conducive investment climate, the government has issued Regulation of the President No. 2 of 2018 on the National Industrial Policy for the 2015-2019 Period, which will function as Indonesia's primary framework for the development of the industrial sector and also as a basis for the government to provide investment facilities in accordance with prevailing laws and regulations.
New Regulation on Corporate Income-Tax Deductions
The Minister of Finance recently issued Regulation No. 35/PMK.010/2018 on Corporate Income-Tax Deductions with the ultimate objective of further boosting economic growth by encouraging more direct investment in pioneering industries throughout Indonesia.
OJK Updates Capital-Surcharge Allocations for Systematically Important Banks
With the purpose of avoiding any potentially adverse effects which may emerge as a result of banking system failures through the imposition of capital surcharges, the Financial Services Authority has issued Regulation No. 2/POJK.03/2018 on the Appointment of Systematically Important Banks and the Imposition of Capital Surcharges.
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