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EuroCham 2017 Highlights and 2018 Program

Published on 13 December 2017

On Monday, 13 December 2017 EuroCham Board, Head and Deputy Head of Member Forum met on Financial Club Jakarta. During the meeting, Mr. Ulf Backlund, Chairman of EuroCham presented highlights of EuroCham achievements in 2017 as well as objectives and activities planned for next year.

In 2017, EuroCham conducted:

  • 96 Working Group and Member Forum Meetings.
  • 41 Policy Meetings with Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders.
  • Submitted 34 Recommendation Letters.
  • Conducted 6 seminars on various topics, including: economic and investment outlook, tax, transport and logistics, competition law.
  • Formulated and Submitted EuroCham, KADIN, and APINDO CEPA Joint Recommendation paper.
  • The 7th EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue on 28 November 2017.

Some results from EuroCham advocacy efforts addressed issues around import quota, tax, consultation during regulatory development stage, exemption for import, among others. Mr. Ulf Backlund further continued the presentation in which he explained EuroCham proposed objectives and priority issues for next year. Six main issues are selected to be the main focus of EuroCham advocacy actions, which are CEPA, Import and Export, Standards, Halal, Movement of People, and Water.

Nevertheless, EuroCham will continue to be the voice of business and advocate concerns and challenges that are affecting business environment in Indonesia. These concerns will be well documented in the upcoming 2018 EuroCham Position Paper that will be launched on 30 January 2018.

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Cargo Industry Meeting on New Manifest Regulation

Published on 13 December 2017

EuroCham attended a meeting with representatives from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Indonesian Association of Express Delivery, Postal, and Logistics (ASPERINDO), the Indonesia Freight Forwarder Association (ALFI), and PT. Jasa Angkasa Semesta as a ground handling agent.

Organized on 13 December 2017, the meeting discussed the newly issued Minister of Finance Regulation No. 158/PMK.04/2017 on Delivery of Inward Notice, Inward Manifest, and Outward Manifest ("New Cargo Manifest Regulation"), that has been effective since 13 December 2017.

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