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Bayer Indonesia commemorates 60th anniversary of its business presence in Indonesia on Monday, 4 September 2017. Hosted by General Manager PT Bayer Indonesia Angel-Michael Evangelista, the event was graced by Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, and also attending by Linda Sitanggang, Director General Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Services Ministry of Health along with other relevant stakeholders from different institutions.
The anniversary marked a total IDR 1.6 trillion that Bayer Indonesia has invested, including the new IDR 500 billion for quality and capacity enhancement of its Cimanggis plant. The plant was built on an area of 102,000 m2 and more than 18,000 m2 facility to produce health care products that currently exports 75% of its production to 30 countries.
Aiming to simplify the process for import licenses of forestry products, EuroCham initiated a meeting with Mr. Putera Parthama (Director General of Sustainable Forest Management of Ministry of Environment and Forestry). Held on 29 August 2017, and attended by ASPERINDO representatives, the meeting revealed the current situation in which Ministry of Environment and Forestry is currently working together with the Ministry of Trade and the Customs and Excise to shift the current implementation of border supervision mechanism to post border supervision. Formal submission of inputs following this meeting will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to offer recommendations from the business perspectives.