On 23 March 2021, the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) held a Socialization Event on Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021 on the Implementation of Risk-Based Business Licensing. The speakers at the event included, Ichsan Zulkarnaen, Ph.D (Assistant Deputy for Economic Competitiveness - Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs), Reghi Perdana, SH, LLM (Head of Legal and Organizational Bureau- BPOM), and Siti Romayah, S.Kom., M.M (Head of the Center for Data and Information Management – Investment Coordinating Board/BKPM) to highlight the key stipulations introduced by Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021.
Following the enactment of Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021, the relevant Ministries or Agencies must next prepare the supporting regulations (both in the form of regulations and technical guidelines). Therefore, the Deputy II of BPOM conducted a public consultation on the draft regulation on the Establishment of Business Activities and Product Standard in the implementation of Risk-Based Business Licensing for the Drug and Food Sectors. The public consultation was held in order to collect inputs from business players and was chaired by the Director of Standardization for Traditional Medicines, Health Supplements and Cosmetics, Drh. Rachmi Setyorini, MKM.
EuroCham in collaboration with SSEK Legal Consultants presented a policy dialogue series on Manpower Regulation on 24 March. This first exclusive event raised the topic of “New Regulation on The Use of Foreign Workers in Indonesia.” The speaker invited to provide updates was Ali Chaidar (Section Head of Work Permit from the Ministry of Manpower). Ali Chaidar also directly answered questions on the implementation of the new regulation raised by member companies during the moderated discussions. The overall discussion was moderated by Stephen Igor Warokka, Partner at SSEK Legal Consultants. This policy dialogue attracted over 100 participants.