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2016 Negative List Revision Detail
Makarim & Taira S., June 2016

Further to our client alert of 25 May, we include here the full list of changes to the 2014 Negative List (DNI), as contained in Presidential Regulation No. 44/2016 and its attachments.  Note, again, that existing investors’ licensing will be grandfathered.  ASEAN investors have preferential arrangements in many cases...

2016 Negative List Revision Released
Makarim & Taira S., June 2016

The Indonesian Government has released the long-awaited revision to the Negative List (“DNI”).  The revised regulation (Presidential Regulation No. 44/2016) was promulgated on 18 May 2016 and circulated to the public on 24 May.  The DNI regulates the sectors which are closed, open, or conditionally open to investment. The DNI revision is keenly awaited as it stipulates, amongst other matters, restrictions on foreign participation in various business activities in Indonesia...

A Guide to the Upcoming Indonesian Data Protection Law
Makarim & Taira S., February 2020

There had been several drafts of the law on Personal Data Protection until the final draft that was submitted by the Indonesian Government to the House of Representatives on 24 January 2020 (“Final Draft Law”). When passed, it will be Indonesia’s first framework legislation to specifically deal with and serve as the ‘umbrella regulation’ on personal data protection...

A Message from Makarim &Taira in Light of COVID-19
Makarim & Taira S., March 2020

We are all facing an unprecedented event in our lives with the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. Although we are COVID-19 free, we are implementing precautionary and contingency measures to protect the safety and welfare of everyone at the Firm, and those who are connected to the Firm. Effective 16 March 2020, we have been implementing a work-from-home system...

An Introduction to the Proposed Omnibus Law
Makarim & Taira S., December 2019

According to the World Bank’s 2019 Doing Business index, Indonesia sits in 73rd position overall out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business. President Joko Widodo has set as a target increasing Indonesia’s ranking to 40th position. To boost investment and ease of doing business in Indonesia, in his inauguration speech on 20 October 2019, President Joko Widodo introduced the idea of enacting an Omnibus Law...

Aviation Law
Makarim & Taira S., March 2009

New Law on Aviation In order to keep up with the development of the aviation industry in Indonesia, on 17 December 2008, the House of Representatives passed the Bill on Aviation. This Bill came in force on 12 January 2009 as Law No 1 of 2009 regarding Aviation (“Law 1”)...

BANI Legal Status Up in the Air
Makarim & Taira S., April 2019

The Indonesia National Board of Arbitration (BANI), otherwise known as the BANI Arbitration Centre, provides a range of services in relation to arbitration, mediation, binding opinions and otherforms of dispute resolution. In 2015 all of the original BANI founders passed away. On 8 September 2016 BANIPembaharuan(ie, the Renewed BANI) was created by way of Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MOLHR) Decision AHU-0064837.AH.01.07.TAHUN 2016 of 20 June 2016...

Bank Indonesia Issues a New Regulation on the Reporting of Foreign Exchange Flow Activities
Makarim & Taira S., March 2019

Bank Indonesia (“BI”) recently issued Regulation No. 21/2/PBI/2019 on theReporting of Foreign Exchange Flow Activities (Kegiatan Lalu Lintas Devisa)(“Reg. 21/2”) on 7 January 2019, which came into effect on 1 March 2019. Reg. 21/2 partially revokes BI Regulation No...

Bank Indonesia Reporting Obligation Update
Makarim & Taira S., May 2011

New Off-shore Loan Reporting Regulations – Bank Indonesia is to commence imposing fines as of July 2011, for the June 2011 reporting period. Note that for corporations, there is no minimum loan reporting limitation, whereas for individuals, only loans or groups of loans which together exceed US$200,000 or its equivalent must be reported.Bank Indonesia keeps track of foreign loan obligations for statistical purposes and to assist it in formulating monetary policy...

Bank Indonesia Sets a New Limit for Purchasing Foreign Currency (US$)
Makarim & Taira S., October 2015

In an attempt to assist the stabilization of the Indonesian currency, Bank Indonesia (BI) changed the limit of the maximum value of foreign currency (US$) purchased through a spot transaction which is done without a specific purpose (underlying documents), from US$100,000 per month for each customer/foreign party to US$25,000 or equivalent per month for each customer. This new limit is set out under Bank Indonesia Regulation No...

Bank Indonesia's National Payment Gateway Introduced
Makarim & Taira S., August 2018

The regulation on the national payment gateway has finally been issued. Bank Indonesia (“BI”), through its regulation No. 19/8/PBI/2017 (“PBI 19/8”) aims to establish national payment system interoperability by implementing switching interconnectivity. The following is a general overview of PBI 19/8...

Banking Law Update in Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., January 2011

st1/:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } New Bank Indonesia Regulation on the Business Plans of BanksThe Governor of Bank Indonesia issued a new regulation concerning Bank’s Business Plans. This new regulation revokes the previous regulation except for certain provisions related to reports on the realization of Business Plans and reports on the supervision of Business Plans which remain valid until the end of the 2010 Business Plan reporting period...

BKPM Amends its regulation on the Procedures for License andInvestment Facilities: Divestment and Foreign Directors and Commissioners' Requirements
Makarim & Taira S., September 2019

The Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – “BKPM”) recently issued Regulation No. 5 of 2019 (“Reg No. 5/2019”) which came into effect on 29 July 2019. Reg No. 5/2019 amends BKPM Regulation No. 6 of 2018 on the Guidelines and Procedures for Licenses and Investment Facilities (“Reg No...

Capital Markets Developments in Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., March 2009

Reduction in Income Tax for Publicly Owned Companies The Ministry of Finance recently issued regulation No.238/PMK.03/2008 of 2008 regarding the Procedures for and Supervision of the Granting of Tariff Reductions to Local Entity Tax Payers which are Publicly Owned Companies...

Chambers Global Practice Guide: Insurance and Reinsurance 2020, An Exclusive Indonesia Chapter
Makarim & Taira S., March 2020

Chambers & Partners published its Practice Guide on Insurance and Reinsurance 2020. This guide provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses, and covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions...

Delegation of Authority to Issue Oil and Gas Business Licenses
Makarim & Taira S., October 2015

Under Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 23 of 2015 dated 31 July 2015 on the Delegation of Authority to Issue Oil and Gas Business License in the Framework of One-Stop Integrated Services to the Head of BKPM (“Regulation 23/2015”), the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has delegated its authority to issue oil and gas business licenses for capital investment to the Head of BKPM...

Delegation of Authority to Issue Transportation Business Licenses
Makarim & Taira S., October 2015

Under Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia Regulation No. PM 3 of 2015 dated 7 January 2015 on the Implementation of One-Stop Integrated Services in the field of Transportation at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) (“Regulation 3/2015”), the Minister of Transportation has now delegated its authority to issue transportation business licenses for capital investment to the Head of BKPM. The Business Licenses which have been delegated are: 1...

Domestic Market Obligations for Coal
Makarim & Taira S., August 2010

Under Law No. 4 of 2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining in conjunction with Government Regulation No. 23 of 2010 on Mineral and Coal Mining Business Activities, for the national interest, the Government can control the production and export of coal. In this regard, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) has authority to determine the annual production of coal in each province. In connection with this authority, the MEMR issued Regulation No...

Draft Omnibus Law: Manpower Chapter
Makarim & Taira S., February 2020

The highly anticipated Omnibus Bill (“the “Bill”) is taking its first step as the first draft was recently submitted to the House of Representatives. The Bill will amend (or simplify) various regulations on from licensing procedures, investment requirements, manpower, immigration, export-import, land procurement to special economic zones with the main focus being creating jobs...

Final Income Tax for Certain Tax Payers
Makarim & Taira S., July 2013

Government Regulation No. 46 of 2013 on Income Tax for Taxpayers with Certain Gross Income was promulgated on 13 June 2013 and came into force on 1 July 2013. Under the Regulation a final income tax of 1% will be imposed on any taxpayer who: is an Individual or Entity (Legal or Business), excluding permanent business entities; and earns gross income from his/her/its business, excluding any freelance services, of up to Rp.4...

Five Issues Commonly Encountered In Commercial Building Leases In Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., October 2018

With an estimated economic growth of 5.1% – 5.2% for 20181, economicactivities in Indonesia are expected to show a strong improvement. One ofthe indications of strong economic activities is the growing need for officespace for businesses. It is expected that office space in Jakarta will increaseby another 1.5 million square meters in 2018 – 20202 from 6 million squaremeters at the end of 20173...

Government Efforts to Encourage the Creation of More Employment Opportunities
Makarim & Taira S., July 2013

Through Government Regulation No. 33 of 2013 on The Expansion of Employment Opportunities, the Government intends to push the central and regional governments to create more employment opportunities. Employment expansion policies may apply in or out of the employment relationship...

Halal Products Certification
Makarim & Taira S., August 2019

Overview Following the enactment of Law No. 33 of 2014 on Guarantees for Halal Products (“Law 33/2014”), its implementing regulation, Government Regulation No. 31 of 2019 (“GR 31/2019”), was recently issued and came into effect on 3 May 2019. In principle, Law 33/2014 requires that all products imported, distributed or traded in Indonesia be certified halal in accordance with Islamic principles...

Halal Products in Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., February 2015

The Parliament passed a bill on halal products in September 2014 and on 17 October 2014 the President enacted the bill as Law No. 33 of 2014 on Guaranty for Halal Products (Law 33 of 2014). Law 33 of 2014 requires that all products imported, distributed, or traded in Indonesia bear a halal certificate...

Health Warning and Information on Tobacco Product Packaging
Makarim & Taira S., July 2013

The Minister of Health has issued Regulation No. 28 of 2013 on Affixing Health Warnings and Information on Tobacco Product Packaging which came into force on 12 April 2013, as a further implementation of Government Regulation No. 109 of 2012 on Control of AddictiveSubstances in the Form of Tobacco Products. The Regulation requires tobacco producers and importers to affix pictorial health warnings and health information on their tobacco products packaging...

 

 

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