On Tuesday, 16 July 2019 the members of the Agriculture, Food and Beverages Working Group met to jointly discuss priority topics of the sectors. The group closely monitor the development and implementation of halal law, as well as other topics relevant for the sector such as plan to implement plastic excise, development of policy framework on sugar, industrial salt, fat, and draft bill on water resources. The group also briefly discuss the ongoing tension on palm oil that might be affecting the European business community. During the meeting, the group also agreed to closely monitor the ongoing process of revision of Law on Cultivation. On this topic, the group also plan to submit few key recommendations to be presented to relevant stakeholders.
The Tobacco Working Group held a lunch meeting on 17 July 2019. The Group met for a get-together and also to discuss the follow ups of some priority issues in the Tobacco Position Paper 2019, namely the issue on Import of Tobacco, Regulatory Consistency regarding Tobacco Products Control, as well as Amendment to Government Regulation No. 109 on Tobacco Products Control. The Group also discussed and exchanged ideas for organizing a potential event that involving Tobacco Working Group.