On Tuesday, 13 July 2021, EuroCham was invited by the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) to jointly meet with the Ministry of Industry who were represented by the Head of the Agency for Standardization and Policy for Industrial Services, Doddy Rahadi. The meeting aimed at exchanging views between industry and the government on the recent issuance of Government Regulation No. 28/2021 on Administration of Industries, especially articles related to SNI Requirements, certification bodies (LSPros) requirements, and several other provisions on Government Regulation No. 28/2021, as it has generated confusion and uncertainties amongst investors, industry players, and LSPros. In conclusion, the government indicated its willingness to invite business actors to a public hearing related to the implementing regulation of Government Regulation No. 28/2021 currently being drafted.
EuroCham together with SwissCham had the opportunity to hold a virtual meeting with Mahendra Siregar, the Head of Job Creation Law Implementing Task Force, and his team on 13 July 2021. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and seek further clarification pertaining to technical issues that both SwissCham and EuroCham members may encounter in the implementing The Job Creation Law and its implementing regulations. The meeting was also attended by senior officials from the relevant government institutions, such as Febrio Kacaribu (Head of Fiscal Policy Agency) and Raden Pardede (Senior Offical from the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs), along with other representatives from various ministries. As a follow up, the post meeting notes were delivered and this meeting seeks to establish more regular dialogue between European businesses in Indonesia and the Indonesian government.