License for the Distribution of Basic Commodities
The Ministry of Trade has issued Regulation No. 20/M-DAG/PER/3/2017 on the Registration of Distributors of Basic Commodities, which addresses procedures to be followed by distributors, sub-distributors and agents of basic commodities which are looking to secure access authority for SIPT and eventually, the TDPUD Bapok as a license to engage in the distribution of basic commodities.
Govt. Redefines Classification of Motor Vehicles Subject to PPnBM
The Ministry of Finance has just issued Regulation No. 33/PMK.010/2017, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 64/PMK.011/2014 on Types of Motor Vehicles Subject to Luxury-Goods Sales Tax and Procedures for the Granting of Exemptions from Luxury-Goods Sales Tax. In essence, the Amendment updates the list of motor-vehicle types which are subject to luxury-goods sales tax (PPnBM) in order to conform to the newly issued World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System Nomenclature 2017 Edition, as well as to the ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature 2017.
Draft Government Regulation on Food Labeling and Advertising
With an eye to offering better protection against false and misleading information on food products, the government is currently discussing the Draft Government Regulation on Food Labeling and Advertising. The Draft Regulation primarily addresses provisions which relate to standards, required information and prohibitions for food labeling and advertising. In addition, the Draft Regulation also sets out a number of provisions which relate to the monitoring of food labeling and advertising, as well as procedures for the imposition of sanctions and public participation in order to increase general awareness of these issues.
Govt. Reregulates Provisions on the Patient-Safety System
In a bid to improve the service quality of healthcare facilities, the Ministry of Health has issued Regulation No. 11 of 2017 on Patient Safety. This regulation updates provisions relating to the patient-safety system, which were previously regulated under Ministry Regulation No. 1691/MENKES/PER.VIII/2011 on Hospital Patient Safety. In addition to this update, Regulation 11/2017 also introduces several new provisions which were not previously regulated under Regulation 1691/2011, specifically the provisions which relate to widespread/national-level sentinel events.
Electronic-Road-Pricing Policy in Jakarta Redefined
In a bid to improve the implementation of the forthcoming electronic-road-pricing (ERP) system, the Governor of the Special Region of Jakarta has issued Regulation No. 25 of 2017 on Traffic Control Through the Limitation of Motor Vehicles via the Implementation of the Electronic-Road-Pricing System. This regulation repeals and replaces Governor’s Regulation No. 149 of 2016, which set out the previous framework for the ERP system. The new regulation basically addresses similar provisions to the previous regulation, with the addition of a number of new areas, such as the factors involved in the determination of ERP tariffs and various technical requirements relating to ERP devices.
Provisions on Donations for Victims of Road Accidents Adjusted
Regulation No. 16/PMK.010/2017 on Donations and Mandatory Contributions to Road-Accident Funds has been issued by the Ministry of Finance. This new regulation increases the amounts of any payments which can be made to the victims of road accidents by 100%. Moreover, Regulation 16/2017 sets out new ambulance services and first-aid measures for victims and also implements progressive tariffs for the imposition of fines.
Provisions for Road Transportation Businesses Utilizing Public Motor Vehicles Within Jakarta Reregulated
The Governor of the Jakarta Special Region has issued Regulation No. 9 of 2017 on Road Transportation Businesses Which Utilize Public Motor Vehicles in order to update provisions relating to road transportation business in Jakarta. This update is required due to changes being made to the applicable laws and regulations governing road transportation in general. The new regulation encompasses new sectors for road transportation businesses, new requirements for the securing of business licenses, the supervision of licensing documents, and amendments to said documents.
Provisions on the Importation of Consignments Further Regulated
In a bid to improve services and supervision relating to the importation of consignments, the Director General of Customs and Excise has issued Regulation No. PER-02/BC/2017 on Guidelines for the Importation of Consignments, which sets out various updated guidelines for courier-service companies and appointed postal organizers in relation to such imports. These guidelines address a number of areas, including: mandatory guarantees by the abovementioned parties, the evaluation of approvals to undertake customs activities, as well as the transportation, unloading and storage of consignments.
New Provisions on Sponsorship for Health Workers
The Ministry of Health has issued Regulation No. 58 of 2016 in order to ensure the provision of support and sponsorship to health workers, health institutions, health-facility organizations and/or health-profession organizations, so as to develop their knowledge and skills without affecting their independence as regards the provision of health services. To this end, this regulation sets out the scope of any sponsorship that may be provided, the principles which should be abided by during the provision of such sponsorship and the obligation to report any sponsorship which is received to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The regulation also sets out a number of administrative sanctions for non-compliance
New Reference Prices for Seven Basic Commodities
The Ministry of Trade has finally issued Regulation No. 63/M-DAG/PER/9/2016 on the Stipulation of Reference Prices for the Purchase of Basic Commodities from Farmers and the Sale of Basic Commodities to Consumers, which sets new reference prices covering seven basic commodities. In addition, Regulation 63/2016 also governs the mechanisms whereby government entities can purchase and sell basic commodities.