Event Reports

Public Hearing on Draft Minister of Finance Regulation on Procedures for the Imposition of Import Duty Tariffs Based on ASEAN FTA

Published on 9 September 2020

EuroCham was invited to a public hearing organized by the Directorate of International Customs and Inter-Agency of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise. The event was held on 9 September 2020 and conducted virtually through a Video Conference platform. The Public Hearing was spearheaded by Customs to collect input and feedback on draft regulations currently drafted pertaining to the imposition of import duty tariffs based on FTAs. In this meeting, Customs specifically sought to hear the business sector’s perspective on the kind of improvements to be included in the new draft regulation on the imposition of import duty tariffs based on the ASEAN FTA.

In this meeting, EuroCham was represented by Rachmat Hidayat from Danone Aqua and Prita Hapsari from Unilever in their capacity as the Head and Deputy Head of the EuroCham Import-Export Procedures Working Group respectively. During this meeting, EuroCham representatives shared the main concerns and possible solutions to the current practice of import duty imposition based on ASEAN FTAs, including those related to the validity of electronic Certificate of Origin, time frame for submission to the Customs Main Office, as well as infrastructure readiness. Prior to the meeting, EuroCham discussed in the meeting inputs gathered from its member companies and submitted to the Customs Head Office on 10 August 2020.

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Cosmetics Working Group at the 32nd ASEAN Cosmetics Scientific Body (ACSB)

Published on 8 September 2020

EuroCham was invited by the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) to attend the 32nd ASEAN Cosmetics Scientific Body (ACSB) Meeting as an observer. The Meeting was conducted virtually for two days (8-9 September 2020), which was attended by government and cosmetic associations from the ASEAN member countries. EuroCham was represented at the Meeting by the Head and Deputy Head of the EuroCham Cosmetic Working Group along with several members of the Working Group.

The Meeting mainly discussed on several technical issues related to the cosmetics sector, such as ingredients review and its safety, new ingredients entries and bans in the region. In addition to this, the Meeting also discussed new regulations on cosmetics from other countries that were considered to be applied in the ASEAN countries.

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