On 24 August 2018, Eurocham Energy Working Group met with Mr. Hariyanto, the newly appointed Director of Energy Conservation, Directorate General New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
The meeting aim as a courtesy meeting to introduce Eurocham Energy Working Group and find any potential collaboration as well as to find out the direction in the Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency field in Indonesia. Attended to represent the working group were by Ms. Eva Pitterling, Deputy for Energy Efficiency, and Mr. Christophe Comte, Deputy for Power Generation
Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation is of major importance to the EuroCham Energy Working Group and its members. The meeting was concluded with the possible future collaboration to promote energy efficiency towards business and public general.
On Wednesday, 1 August 2018, EuroCham held a seminar aimed to evaluate the progress and remaining challenges of the Implementation of Cross Border Trade Supervision at Post Border for EuroCham member companies. This post border policy which was introduced in early 2017 has shifted the supervision of import goods to post border. The purpose is to further accelerate flow of goods at ports and seaports, as well as flow of goods in and out the country. This initiative has certainly impacted the overall industry. As highlighted by Mr. Michael Herrmann’s in his opening remarks as a member of EuroCham Executive Board, this topic is crucial to ensure Indonesia’s competitiveness, promote foreign investment, and improve the business climate for trade.
The event served as a platform for EuroCham member companies to engage in an open and constructive dialogue with policy makers from the government invited as speakers in the panel discussion. In this regard, the speakers were Mr. Bambang Adi (Deputy for Commerce and Industry, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs), Mr. Harmen Sembiring (Deputy for Institutional Relations, INSW Portal Management), Mr. Djanurindro (Deputy Director for Import, Directorate General of Customs and Excise), and Mr. Edward Otto Kanter (Chairman of Priority Line Associations). The overall discussion was moderated by Mr. Rachmat Hidayat as the Head of EuroCham Import-Export Procedures Working Group.