Intellectual Property Working Group Meeting with Ministry of Trade
EuroCham met the Ministry of Trade on 8 August 2020. The meeting aims to exchange updates related to the upcoming implementation of the Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 50 of 2020 on Trading through Electronic System that will be fully effective in November 2020. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Veri Anggrijono (DG for Consumer Protection and Compliance) and was also participated by Mr. Ojak Simon Manurung (Director for Circulated Goods and Services), Ms. Nina Mora (Director for Business Guidance and Distribution Actors), and Ms. Chandrini Dewi, (Secretary of the Directorate General).
Based on the meeting, the Ministry of Trade highlighted the need for compliance to sectoral regulations to participate in e-commerce business to anticipate violations to the consumer’s rights. The Ministry of Trade hopes that e-commerce businesses can boost exports and create a level playing field between online and offline trading. Furthermore, it also hopes to support the growth of SME businesses. The Ministry of Trade is regulating the licensing of trading through an electronic system to ensure that customers rights are protected. The DG Consumer Protection is now working with platforms to have them provide data on the merchants to implement the Trade Law, Article 65. The Ministry also hopes that EuroCham can support in the dissemination of the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 50 of 2020 prior to its implementation.