EuroCham Cosmetic Working Group conducted an online meeting with the Director-General of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices of the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Engko Sosialine Magdalene, on Friday, 26 June 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the EuroCham Cosmetic Working Group’s activities to Mrs. Engko as well as exchange views between the Ministry of Health with EuroCham member companies related to challenges in regard to medical devices with low-risk category. EuroCham’s delegation was led by Mrs. Uti Mahanani in her capacity as the Head of the Working Group.
On Tuesday, 23 June 2020 EuroCham Intellectual Property (IP) Working Group held an online meeting via Zoom. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Kin Wah Chow and Mr. Edouard Helfand as the Head and Deputy of the Working Group. The main agenda was a discussion on IP enforcement aspects in the E-Commerce business based on the latest issuance of the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 50/2020 on Provisions on Business Licensing, Advertising, Guidance, and Supervision of Businesses in Trade through Electronic Systems. This regulation requires all merchants to secure a license from the Ministry of Trade, as well as access to an e-commerce platform to report some data to Statistics Indonesia. These requirements would help provide certainty in relation to Intellectual Property protection and enforcement considering that in previous practices, merchant in an e-commerce platform often mask their identity when selling fake products. In this meeting, the Group agreed to further approach the Ministry of Trade to provide their observations and recommendations to ensure that Intellectual Property protection be considered in the implementation of this regulation.