On 23 July 2019, few representatives of the EuroCham Automotive Working Group met with the Director General of Metal, Machineries, Transportation, and Electronic Industries of the Ministry of Industry, Mr. Harjanto. The purpose of the meeting is to discusses and consult as well as receive advises and direction regarding the upcoming policy changes regarding CO2 based taxation as well as the harmonization of Luxury Tax. The Automotive Group expressed supports to the government initiative to achieve national CO2 emission reduction target and incentivize the growth of low carbon emission vehicle industry by harmonizing the current luxury tax scheme. The new tax scheme that will be based on CO2 emission will also create a more level playing field for vehicles of all categories. During the meeting the Director General agreed to share updates regarding the legislation process on currently discussed policies and continue the ongoing discussion further to get feedback from the industry.
EuroCham Energy Working Group held the monthly meeting on 25 July 2019 with two agendas, namely the policy updates based on energy efficiency papers and special discussion with two internal speakers Ms. Eva Pitterling (TUV Nord) and Mr. Thomas Dreessen (INDESCO). Ms. Eva shared about “New Standard on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure” and Mr. Thomas presented “Streamlined PPP/ESCO Process in 2 Demonstration Energy Efficiency Projects for ADB Program”.
The group is committed to supporting and contributing to the efforts done by the Indonesian Government in achieving the climate targets and reduce the cost of energy used. Some key issues were arisen in the energy efficiency papers along with its respective recommendations, such as amendment of Government Regulation No 70 of 2009, increased energy efficiency through several international funding organizations, and energy efficiency investment by the financial sector. Inputs on the papers were welcomed before the finalization of recommendations to be delivered to the Minister of State Secretariat on the revision.