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EuroCham was invited by the Customs Main Office to a workshop on 14 August 2019. The Workshop is mainly intended to disseminate information about the main changes introduced by Minister of Finance Regulation No. 109/PMK.04/2019 on Second Revision to Regulation No. 229/PMK.04/2017 on Procedures for Imposition of Import Duty Tariffs based on FTAs. This second revision is effective since 1 August 2019 and similar with the first revision, adds more FTAs already ratified by Indonesia into the scheme.
The second revision now stipulates procedures to get preferential tariffs based on ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA); ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA); ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area (AKFTA); Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA); ASEAN-India Fee Trade Area (AIFTA); ASEAN-Australia-New Zeland Free Trade Area (AANZFTA); Indonesia-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (IPPTA); ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP); MoU between Indonesia and Palestine on Trade Facilitation for Certain Products, and lastly Indonesia-Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IC-CEPA).
The workshop discussed in detail the various requirements for companies to enjoy the preferential tariffs, including the submission of Certificate of Origin and other supporting documents, criteria of good’s origin, shipping conditions, etc. The complete customs’ presentation as well as a copy of the by Minister of Finance Regulation No. 109/PMK.04/2019 are available for download in Bahasa via: shorturl.at/tFQT5
EuroCham attended an invitation on 17 July 2019 by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs to a focus group discussion on education system and vocational training in logistics sector. The purpose of the discussion is to support the government efforts to enhance ready to use human resources in Indonesia, especially for the logistics sector. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Raden Pardede as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, along with Mr. Erwin Raza, Assistant Deputy for Logistics. Contributed in the discussion were various logistics industry players which already implement vocational training programs in their companies, including also few education institutions, as well as sectoral associations. Inputs gathered from the discussion were to be presented as recommendations to the Government of Indonesia.