On 22 January 2019, the EuroCham Finance, Tax & Investment Working Group met to discuss the upcoming Position Paper, which consists of priority issues for 2019 as well as recommendations to be offered by the EuroCham member companies to the related policy makers. Among others, specific topic discussed was the new DG Tax Form based on Director General of Tax Regulation No. PER-25/PJ/2018, issued in November 2018. Following the discussion, the group elected Ico Jalink from Ginting & Reksodiputro as the Deputy Head of the Working Group for Investment. Member companies closed this meeting with an agreement to meet more regularly in 2019.
On 21 January 2019, the Chemical Working Group held the first regular meeting with the main agenda to collect inputs on the key priority issues for the development of position papers 2019. Also discussed were general updates on import provisions issued by end of 2018, and latest development of halal regulations that would start its gradual implementation. Although, currently the draft regulation on halal regulation implementation is still under harmonization process involving the relevant ministries and agency. The meeting and discussion was chaired by Erike Yanidia as the Head of Chemical Working Group.