EuroCham along with few representatives from other associations and government agencies were invited to a Focus Group Discussion by the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs on 21 June 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to collect inputs and jointly discuss efforts for the development of logistics systems that would support export of Indonesian products in the framework of blue print on national logistics systems. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Raden Pardede as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, along with Mr. Erwin Raza, Assistant Deputy for Logistics. Notably contributed to the discussion were sectoral associations for palm oil and cocoa commodities, port operators, as well as representatives from the DG Customs. EuroCham in this meeting was represented by the leaders of the Import-Export Procedures Working Group and the Transport and Logistics Working Group.
On 29 May 2019, EuroCham organized the monthly meeting for the energy sector. It took place at Financial Club with agenda to discuss topic that was delivered by a guest speaker in addition to general updates in the renewable energy sector. Ms. Kartika Listriana as a Deputy Director Strategic Economy Zone of Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs (CMEA) was invited to share her views on “The Opportunity for Power Plant Investment within The Acceleration Program for Priority Infrastructure in Indonesia”. This meeting elaborated main concerns that were also conveyed by the speakers specifically on development policy of strategic economic zones as regulated by Presidential Instruction No 6 of 2015 and Presidential Regulation No 2 of 2015, which stipulate border and industrial areas, special economic zones, new city development, and strategic tourism area. The session also touch upon the potential of power plant investment in those strategic areas. Afterward, Ms. Thomas Wagner as the Head of Energy Working Group briefly shared updates on palm oil sector associated with renewable energy of biofuel.