EuroCham Launches the Position Papers 2020
EuroCham officially launched the annual Position Papers 2020 through a Webinar session entitled, “Accelerating Indonesia’s Economic Recovery by Strengthening Resilience and Cooperation” on 14 July 2020. The launching was opened with warm remarks from the Chair of EuroCham, Corine Tap, that highlighted five recommended measures summarized in the EuroCham Position Papers 2020. The five measures includes encouraging the involvement of the private sector, simplification in the process and bureaucracy, speed up the digital transformation, enhancing connectivity, as well as increasing consumer choice and access to innovative products.
The session was subsequently followed by an insightful keynote speech by H.E Airlangga Hartato, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, who presented the state of the global and Indonesia’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, steps to reopen the Indonesian economy, as well as the policy measures applied to support the economic recovery. He also encouraged businesses to utilize the super tax deduction for research and development activities launched by the Government and conveyed his hopes for further collaboration especially in the pharmaceutical sectors due to its importance to stop the pandemic circle as well as to help restart the economy.
The panel discussion was participated by distinguished members from the Indonesian Government that included H.E Johny G. Plate (the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia), Rizal Affandi Lukman (Deputy for International Economic Cooperation, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs), Dody Widodo (Director General of Industrial Resilience, Zone and International Access, Ministry of Industry), and Wichard Von Harrach (Vice Chair of EuroCham) who represented the private sector. The panelist discussion was moderated by Felippa Amanta (Head or of Research of CIPS). The virtual event concluded with closing remarks conveyed by H.E Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.
For this year, EuroCham’s Position Paper consists of 1 Executive Summary and 12 sectoral position papers that were developed by members of EuroCham Working Groups representing different sectors.
Complete Position Paper can be downloaded here.