Meeting with Director General of Application and Informatics, Ministry of Communication and Informatic
On 6 August 2019, some representatives of the EuroCham Technology Working Group held their first courtesy meeting with the government officials. The working group met with Mr. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, Director General of Application and Informatic and exchange views on the latest development of draft bill on personal data protection. The meeting also intended to formally EuroCham support to the ministry in reviewing and sharing business perspective’s views on the bill. Among the results, both Eurocham Technology working group and ministry agreed that the future stand-alone Regulation on Personal Data Protection will comprehensively address issues on classification of personal data and to also stipulate limitations on the processing of said data. The Ministry of Communication and Informatic is looking forward to receiving more feedback from European industry players for the purpose of the development of the draft regulation.
The Automotive Working Group held their regular meeting on 8th August at EuroCham Office. For this meeting, the group invited representatives from the Directorate General of Tax namely, Mr. Hari Santoso and Mr. Arief from Directorate of Taxation Regulation I to present latest updates and plans for the implementation of the Super Deductible Tax program as stipulated by Government Regulation No. 45/2019, especially in the context of the automotive sector. The super deducible tax program offers up to 200 % tax reduction for application of internship and vocational training by the private sectors, moreover this program also offers up to 300% tax reduction for research and development. In this regard, few members of the Automotive Working Group as individual companies already implement their own internship or vocational training and therefore would welcome the upcoming issuance of implementing regulation by Ministry of Finance that regulates further the procedures to participate in the Super Deductible Tax program.
As a second agenda, an internal group discussion was chaired and moderated by Mr. Daniel Purba of Mercedes Benz as the Head of the Working Group. Topics discussed among other were latest development of policy framework on CO2 emission-based taxation, revision of CKD import requirements, ASEAN MRA, IKD scheme, and import provision of iron and steel.