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EuroCham Media Visit
EuroCham Indonesia visited Berita Satu on 16 October 2017 and was received by the Editor in Chief, Mr. Claudius Boekan and team. The meeting discussed about concerns and challenges of European business operating in Indonesia, as well as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Indonesia. EuroCham informed about the development of CEPA joint recommendations between EuroCham, KADIN Indonesia and APINDO. The meeting also explored potential collaboration between Berita Satu and EuroCham on highlighting CEPA, leveraging business concerns and recommendations to help improve Indonesia economy.
Govt Finally Launched Halal Regulatory Body (BPJPH)
The long-awaited and much-anticipated Halal Regulatory Body (BPJPH) finally launched by the government on 11 October 2017. Mandated by Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal, BPJPH will play the function as the sole and official halal certification body, and therefore has the authority to award halal certificate. For its full operation, BPJPH will be led by Prof. Sukoso as the Head, and Mr. Ali Irfan as the Secretary.
BPJPH will collaborate with the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) who issue the fatwa, and also with the Halal Audit Institution (LPH) who will conduct the halal audit and assessment to the halal certification applicants.
Minister of Religious Affairs Drs. H. Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said that BPJPH is expected to be fully operated earlier next year, upon the completion of implementing regulations.