On 9 July 2021, the EuroCham Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Working Group convened a meeting that was presided by Harimurti Listianto (Deputy Head) and Wulaning Putri (Deputy Head) to discuss several topics, namely:
- COVID Donation in partnership with the Ministry of Health. EuroCham together with its members are committed to support the government's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. At the time of the meeting, it was reported that five of EuroCham's member companies have contributed to the effort, namely BASF, Danone, Frisian Flag, and Unilever. These companies contributed materials needed by the Wisma Haji Emergency (HCU) Hospital in Pondok Gede, Jakarta. The donated materials needed for the fight against COVID included Beds, Oxygen tanks, nutrition and other associated materials needed by the Emergency Hospitals, as well as Support and Personal Protective Equipment for Medical Workers and patients, and Support for vaccination. COVID-19 donations are still open to EuroCham members who would like to support.
- Medical device product issue. In this regard, a joint chambers letter were delivered to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment that specifically highlights the issuance of 79 group of medical device products (including 5,462 imported products) that will be removed from the e-catalogue. The results of the advocacy carried out show that there are still 11 products that are still delisted and therefore further advocacy efforts are needed.
- Exchange of regulatory updates, specifically related to the recent issuance of the Government Regulation No. 5 of 2021 and related to domestic product references.
- The Position Paper 2021. The Working Group also briefly discussed about the annual publication to be held on July 21 via the Zoom Platform.
On 16 July 2021, EuroCham received an invitation from the Customs Main Office to participate in a workshop on plans to implement a Ministry of Finance Regulation on procedures for the imposition of import duty tariff based on the Indonesia-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (IPPTA), the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP), the Indonesia-Palestine MoU, the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) and the Indonesia-Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IC-CEPA). During this event, the Customs Main Office presented the background for the implementation of the upcoming regulation as well as the structure of the regulation itself.