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EuroCham attended the Indonesia Sustainability Seminar 2018 by Most Valued Business. The event commenced on 29 March 2018 at Raffles Hotel, Jakarta. There are several distinguished speakers on the event including HE. Judit Nemeth Pach, the Ambassador of Hungary, IBCSD, as well as distinguished panelists including President Director of DB Schenker Indonesia, Mr. Asok Kumar. The ambassador presented about women empowerment issue while Mr. Asok Kumar presented DB Schenker environmental program to lower the emission produced and how the value is embedded in the company’s target in Indonesia. He also mentioned about what the company has done in the country such as having their own eco-friendly warehouse and CSR activity conducted in the country. The event closed with afternoon coffee break and networking session.
On 27 March 2018 EuroCham attended a socialization by the Soekarno Hatta Customs Service Office regarding the implementation of post border policy, and Minister of Finance Regulation No. 229/PMK.04/2017. Objections were raised against the Regulation No. 229/PMK.04/2017 which regulates the Procedures for the Imposition of Import Duty under International Agreement or Treaty Frameworks. It is required by this regulation that to enjoy the lower preferential tariff, Certificate of Origin must be submitted within 3-5 days, otherwise higher normal tariffs will apply which must be paid by the importer or its forwarders.
The short deadline for submission of Certificate of Origin is the primary concern since previously submission can be done after 30 days. Notably participated in the discussion were representatives from the Indonesian Logistic and Forwarders Association (ALFI), the Indonesian Association of Express Delivery, Postal, and Logistics (ASPERINDO), Indonesia National Importer Association (GINSI).