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As a follow up to a meeting with the Chair of the Ominibus Law Implementation Task Force, Mahendra Siregar, back in 13 July, EuroCham and SwissCham jointly set up a task force to comply with a request from Pak Mahendra’s office. To mark the collaboration, an introductory meeting was held between the representatives of both chambers with the Omnibus Law Implementation Task Force on 7 September 2021. EuroCham was represented by the Treasurer/Board Member, Alvin Christian, and the taskforce was represented by Raden Pardede (Vice Chairman III), and Yosua Yosafat Andree (Special Staff).
Upon conveying several burning issues from both chambers, it was agreed that another follow-up meeting will be conducted to further discuss in greater detail each issue. The Task Force will subsequently facilitate the meeting with the other relevant stakeholders, based on the issues involved.
EuroCham had the opportunity to met Mahendra Siregar, the Head of the Task Force for Implementation of the Job Creation Law and concurrent Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the 4th EuroCham CEO Virtual Briefing on 13 September 2021. Representatives of EuroCham’s Gold and Platinum members, along with the Working Group Leaders and Board Patrons had the unique opportunity to virtually meet and openly discuss the Vice Minister in regards to policy synergy of the substance of the Job Creation Law and its implementing regulations. The event was opened by Julien Steimer, the Chairman of EuroCham, and moderated by Vera Galuh Ukraina, EuroCham Executive Board Member & VP General Secretary of Danone Indonesia. During the event, Mahendra Siregar gave clear directions for European businesses in Indonesia needed to support the government's efforts to accelerate economic recovery and further strengthen Indonesia’s economy.