On August 2, 2018, Eurocham Chemical Working Group held its regular meeting, with the main agenda to discuss on policy update in Chemical sectors and also further discussion on the progress of some recurrent issues relevant with the sector.
Policy discussed were about the recent Government Regulation on the Online Single Submission, the implementation so far, and how it experienced by the members. For the recurring issue, discussion revolved around the implementation of Post-Border Supervision and also sharing updates on Halal Law implementing regulation.
Some concern raised on the topic on e-commerce on online trading for chemical products as it was found out some chemical products sold by one prominent online platform was actually counterfeited products. Consider the complication to bring chemical goods to enter Indonesian market; the group share the same concern on how it is astonishingly seems to be very lenient on the supervision of local trading, particularly through online platform. The group then suggested to raise the concern toward relevant institutions as an act of attention for underlying bigger cause.
On 27 July 2018, the Infrastructure Working Group met to discuss the Roles of Infrastructure Investment in the Development of Tourism Sector in Indonesia. To provide insights on the issue, the working group invited speakers from Ministry of Tourism which represented by Mr. Henky Manurung who is the Assistant Deputy for Tourism Investment and Mr. Muhamad Bachrun Artady who is the Vice Chair of Government Task Force 10 for Priority Tourism Destinations. Both of these speakers highlighted how tourism sector has become priority sector under President Jokowi’s administration, and which projects are open for investments.
Mr. Manurung and Mr. Artady later joined the panel discussion which moderated by the Head of Working Group, Mr. Scott Younger of Nusantara Infrastructure. Other speakers at the panel sessions are Mr. Alistair Speirs from SKL Club and Mrs. Dina Simandjuntak from Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta who shared general observation on infrastructure development for Indonesia's tourism sectors, and how could European business can further contribute to enhance . Other participants of the meeting were also actively involved in the panel discussion by providing questions and feedback to the panelists.