Indonesian Legal Brief

Exports of Mining Products for Sample Purposes
In a bid to enhance the development of processing and purification technologies for domestic mineral products, the Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 32 of 2018 on Export Provisions for Mining Products as Samples for the Purpose of the Research and Development of Processing and/or Purification Technologies.
Govt. Relaxes Provisions for Businesses Operating Oil-and-Gas Supporting Business Activities
In order to ease operations for businesses running oil-and-gas supporting business activities, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has issued Regulation No. 14 of 2018 on Oil-and-Gas Supporting Business Activities.
Alternative Methods for the Calculation of Gross Revenues
The Ministry of Finance has issued Regulation No. 15/PMK.03/2018 on Alternative Methods for the Calculation of Gross Revenues, which is aiming to establish alternative methods for the calculation of the factual gross revenues of any taxpayers who are required to carry out bookkeeping or to keep financial records, such as corporate taxpayers, individual entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Implementation of the Know-Your-Beneficial Owner Principle by Corporations Finally Regulated
The government has finally issued Presidential Regulation No. 13 of 2018 on the Implementation of the Know-Your-Beneficial-Owner Principle by Corporations for the Prevention and Eradication of the Criminal Acts of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, which establishes a mechanism through which companies can implement the so-called Know-Your-Beneficial-Owner Principle with the ultimate objective of eradicating and preventing any activities which are related to money laundering and/or terrorism financing.
Implementation of Post-Border Import Examinations
In order to ease the burden of current import-export mechanisms but at the same time strengthen the import monitoring and examinations mechanisms, as addressed under several Ministry of Trade regulations, the implementation of said mechanisms has now been shifted from within customs-and-excise areas to areas lying outside of the official customs-and-excise areas.
Traffic Control on the Jakarta - Cikampek Toll Road
The Ministry of Transportation has issued Ministry Regulation No. 18 of 2018 on Traffic Control During Construction of Nationally Strategic Infrastructure Projects along the Jakarta – Cikampek Toll Road with the ultimate objective of reducing traffic congestion along the Jakarta – Cikampek Toll Road during peak hours specifically.
Stricter Rules Introduced for the Disclosure of Financial Information for Tax Purposes
Based on recommendations made by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the Ministry of Finance recently issued Regulation No. 19/PMK.03/2018, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 70/PMK.03/2017 on Technical Guidelines for Access to Financial Information for Tax Purposes for the second time.
Govt. Issues New Rules on Certificates of Origin for Indonesia Originating Goods
In a bid to ease the issuance of certificates of origin for export purposes, The Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 24 of 2018 on Provisions and Procedures for the Issuance of Certificates of Origin for Goods of Indonesian Origin.
Guidelines for the Registration of Financial-Service Institutions and the Submission of Reports Containing Financial Information
The Director General of Tax has issued Regulation No. PER-04/PJ/2018 on Registration Procedures for Financial Institutions and the Automatic Submission of Reports Containing Financial Information.
New Regulation on the Registration of Processed Foods
The National Agency for Drug and Food Control has issued Regulation No. 27 of 2017 on the Registration of Processed Foods in order to accommodate new developments within the food industry , as well as to update several provisions which were previously regulated under BPOM Regulation No. 12 of 2016.
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