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On 17 May 2018, EuroCham attended an invitation by the Executive Office of the President to discuss joint inputs submitted on Minister of Finance Regulation No. 158/2017 on Inward and Outward Cargo Manifest Regulation with ALFI, KoCham, JJC, US-ABC, AmCham, and IBC. During the meeting, the Executive Office of the President are represented by Mr. Bimo Wijayanto (Senior Advisor – Department of Analysis and Oversight of Strategic Issues on Social, Cultural, and Ecological Affairs) and Mr. Agung Krisdiyanto (former Head of Intelligence Section III, DG Customs). In addition to the Cargo Manifest Regulation, both EuroCham and ALFI briefly raised issues surrounding the implementation of the Minister of Finance Regulation No. 229/PMK.04/2017 on Import Duty under FTAs.
On 14 May 2018, the Customs Main Office hold a socialization on Government Regulation No. 20/2017 and Minister of Finance Regulation No. 40/PMK.04/2018. These regulations regulates Recording, Prevention, Warranty, Temporary Suspension, Monitoring and Evaluation to Control the Import and Export of the Goods which Allegedly Violate the Intellectual Property Rights.
During this event, Mr. Heru Pambudi as the Director General of Customs and Excise provided some background of the issuance and its importance in combating counterfeit products, and providing protection for the public, and creating business certainty. The new procedures would allow holder of Trademark and Copyright to take part in a scheme where prevention and suspension of import-export goods can be conducted based on the Customs’ recording system.