The members of Finance and Tax Working Group met on Thursday, 17 October 2017 at Mercantile Athletic Club, Jakarta. Led by the Deputy Head of the Working Group, Mrs. Natalia Firmansyah, the meeting discussed updates on taxation issues, inviting speakers from PWC. In this occasion, PWC was represented by Mrs. Suyanti Halim from and Mr. Raymond Utama, who presented updates on tax audit procedure.
The meeting continued with sharing session in which allowing the members to share their experiences and to discuss about issues surrounding finance and tax sector. In addition, the members also discussed issues for the Finance and Tax Position Paper 2018.
The meeting concluded with a consensus to conduct the next working group meeting in the second week of December 2017.
The Automotive Working Group held its regular meeting on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at EuroCham Office. Led by, Mr. Ary Tjahyono, Head of Working Group, the meeting discussed and share updates on new regulations, including the IKD and CKD Scheme under the Automotive Industry Policy. This policy has been issued by the Minister of Industry and will be elaborated further by the working group for follow up discussion.
The Working Group also discussed recurrent issues such as latest revision of iron and steel products import provision, tyres import provision, and standards. As follow up for the meeting, the Working Group planned its further advocacy strategy to engage with relevant government officials. Furthermore, other issues being discussed are including topics for EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) and topics for EuroCham Position Paper 2017.