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EuroCham Meeting with Ministry of Industry to Accelerate Import of Complementary Goods, Goods for Market Test, and After-Sales
On 16 October 2020, EuroCham conducted a meeting with the Directorate General of Resilience, Territory, and International Industrial Access (KPAII) of the Ministry of Industry. During the meeting, EuroCham asked for the Ministry of Industry’s support to help accelerate the import process of Complementary Goods, Goods for Market Test, and After-sales products as regulated by the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 59 of 2020 and the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 118/M-DAG/PER/12/2015. EuroCham was represented at the meeting by representatives of several companies from various sectors, which were led by the Head and Deputy Head of EuroCham Import-Export Procedure Working Group, Rachmat Hidayat (Danone-Aqua), and Prita Hapsari (Unilever Indonesia) respectively. At the conclusion of this meeting, the Ministry of Industry indicated that they welcome further inputs to be submitted in writing and supported by the list of HS Codes of goods wherein importation continues to be challenging. It is hoped that based on these inputs, both the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Trade can further improve the online application system for the purpose of the issuance of Import Approvals.
In conjunction with “The World Food Day”, EuroCham Sustainable Development Working Group organized the first Sustainability Talks webinar on Friday, 16 October 2020. The event is part of a webinar series to welcome the launch of the 2nd Edition of the EuroCham Contribution to SDGs Report. The webinar serves as a platform for EuroCham members to exchange best practices and practical experience in implementing SDG as part of their business strategy as well as to showcase the contributions of members related to the specific SDG.
The webinar was opened by Karyanto Wibowo (Head of EuroCham Sustainable Development Working Group / Director of Sustainable Development of Danone Indonesia) and moderated by Cindy Riswantyo (Deputy Head of EuroCham Finance, Tax, and Investment Working Group / Counsel at Ginting & Reksodipuro in Association with Allen & Overy Jakarta). This event presented three speakers who contributed to the Report, namely: Laksmi Prasvita (Head Of Communications, Public Affairs, Science, and Sustainability of Bayer Indonesia / EuroCham Executive Board Member), Reza Andreanto (Head of Environment, Tetra Pak Indonesia), and Hernie Raharja (Foods Director of Unilever Indonesia).