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Food Label and Advertisement - EuroCham Consulted Pokja III

Published on 26 October 2017

EuroCham Agriculture, Food & Beverages working group continues to advocate on the issue of Draft of Government Regulation on Food Label and Advertisement (RPP Label dan Iklan Pangan). This meeting was a follow up of the recommendation letter that was submitted on February 2017 to Working Committee III (Pokja III) from Task Force of Economic Policy Implementation Acceleration and Effectiveness. Together with APPNIA (Association of Nutritious Product for Mother and Child Companies), EuroCham consulted Pokja III.

On 26 October 2017, delegation from EuroCham and APPNIA was welcomed by the Head of Pokja III, Mr. Mirza Adityaswara. On the meeting, Chairman of APPNIA, Mr. Maurits Klavert shared businesses concerns regarding the RPP. The meeting was also attended by representatives from Ministry of Health, BPOM, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. The purpose of the meeting was to establish open and constructive dialogue between business and Government of Indonesia representatives.

Chairman of APPNIA explained business concerns from the draft, which are on:

  • the prohibition to advertise and promote foods intended for infants and children up to 2 years
  • prohibition for food that has the same trade name with brands of infant formula, advance formula, and formula for growth to be advertised.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Mirza Adistyaswara acknowledged these concerns and promised to discuss further on the issues with the respective technical ministries. EuroCham will continue the collaboration and joint advocacy efforts with APPNIA to continue to assist Pokja III in the development of the RPP.

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Siemens promotes science literacy to Indonesian students

Published on 24 October 2017

Science Film Festival will be held for the eight consecutive years in Indonesia to promote science literacy among students through entertaining and interactive ways. The festival initiated by Goethe-Institut Indonesien this year will feature selected films themed "Anthropocene" or simply known as "The Age of Human", a new geological period that first signified the human influence on earth. In partnership with Siemens Indonesia, Science Film Festival 2017 will screen 12 films in 38 cities in Indonesia from October 24 to November 23, 2017. The theme "Antrophocene" serves as a reminder of how far human have been utilizing and altering the environment. For instance, industrialization has contributed to often irreversible footprint on earth.

"Siemens Indonesia is once again proud to continue its support to Science Film Festival that has inspired students to learn about new invention and fostered understanding on how the technology will affect our lives and also helped us tackle the challenges we are facing in our planet," said Prakash Chandran, President Director and CEO of PT Siemens Indonesia. "For 170 years, Siemens have tackled the challenges by providing technologies that improve the quality of life and create lasting value for society and the environment. The key impetus is technological innovation where Siemens always excels and strives to be recognized as trademark for sustainable solutions in electrification, automation and digitalization."

Since 2005 the Science Film Festival has disseminated excitement of science to students and broader audience across Southeast Asia, North Africa and Middle East. Each film featured in this festival is masterfully crafted to communicate science and technology in an entertaining and comprehensible way for children aged 9-14 years, combined with interactive scientific experiment and simulation. In Indonesia the festival took place for the first time in 2010, reaching 13,000 children in the first year in Jakarta alone. Over the years, the festival has steadily increased, reaching 50,000 children in 26 cities.

In addition, we will organize a Siemens Science Day 2017 on November 4, 2017 at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. The invitation is extended to children of our employees and media network as well as to a street children foundation. Through this one-day event, children will be invited to watch science movies and participate in various science experiments. Commitment to education has a long tradition at Siemens. Our aim is to inspire young people to become involved in technical professions. Our company’s success is largely built on a leading position in scientific, technical, medical research and development.

This press release and a press picture is available at www.siemens.co.id/press

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