On 11 April 2019, EuroCham Intellectual Property (IP) organized a discussion on “Encouraging Innovation through Development of IP Protection and Enforcement”. The discussion was opened by EuroCham Executive Director, Mr. Samuel Siahaan and moderated by EuroCham Head of IP Working Group, Mr. Kin Wah Chow of Rouse. To compliment the discussion, EuroCham invited guest speakers that represented IP Enforcer perspectives from Metro Jaya Regional Police Office, Customs and Excise, and from Law Practitioner represented by Indonesia IP Attorneys Association (AKHKI), and also representative of business side.
Mr. Roberto Pasaribu, Head of Subdirectorate of Cyber Crimes under Directorate of Special Crime Investigation of Metro Jaya Regional Police Office, provided some background on how current development of cyber technology can be used in infringement of IP. Mr. Affinutha Vera representing the Directorate of Enforcement and Investigation of DG Customs and Excise, explained about the Ex-officio scheme for IP Protection at the border. Representing business perspective was Mr. Koon Yeow Lui from P&G who shared his point of views as Brand Protection expert. In addition, AKHKI was represented by its Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Juliane Sari Manurung who touched upon the importance of IP Protection particularky to encourage innovation.
On 10 April 2019 located at EuroCham office, the Chemical Working Group held a meeting to share latest updates on Halal Law implementation as well as general updates on new import provisions. Specifically discussed were import provisions for Saccharine and Cyclamate and fragrance preparations containing Alcohol, import provisions for iron and steel and its bounded logistics center requirements. Furthermore, this meeting also provided updates on the development of draft of Ministry of Manpower decree on positions that can be filled by foreign workers, and collected inputs from member companies on proposals for simplification of surveyor report in export procedures.