DRAFT LAW ON DRUG AND FOOD SUPERVISION (21/10/2016)
The Government has submitted a draft law on Drug and Food Supervision (“Bill“) to the House of Representatives, just in time following the recent uncovering of the counterfeit vaccine and drugs scandal. The Bill has been included in the 2015-2019 National Legislative Program, even ...


NEW PATENT LAW (21/10/2016)
On 26 August 2016, the Indonesian Government enacted Law No. 13 of 2016 on Patents (“New Patent Law”). This new law became effective on the enactment date and replaces Law No. 14 of 2001 on the same subject matter (“Old Patent Law”). The noteworthy provisions of the New ...


AMENDMENT TO NUISANCE PERMIT REGULATION (21/10/2016)
The Minister of Home Affairs has recently enacted Regulation No. 22 of 2016, resulting in an amendment of Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 27 of 2009 on Guidelines for the Granting of Regional Nuisance Permits. This amendment is part of President Joko Widodo’s policy to reduce ...


SIMPLIFICATION OF PROVISIONS ON IMPORTATION OF GADGETS (21/10/2016)
The government amended, for the third time, the provisions on importation of cellular phones and handheld and tablet computers (“Gadgets”) by issuing Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 41/M-DAG/PER/5/2016 of 2016 (“Regulation”) regarding Third Amendment to Regulation of ...


NEW REGULATION OF THE MINISTER OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES REGARDING EXPORT SALES OF PROCESSED AND PURIFIED MINERALS (03/05/2016)
On 5 February 2016, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) issued Regulation No. 05 of 2016 on Procedure for the Issuance of Recommendation for Export Sales of Processed and Purified Minerals (“Regulation 05”).   Regulation 05 revokes the previous MEMR ...


REGISTRATION PROCEDURE OF IP LICENSING AGREEMENT (03/05/2016)
The Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia (“MOLHR”) has issued a new regulation which requires that all IP licensing agreements be registered for recordation at the ministry.  The regulation is MOLHR Regulation No. 8 of 2016 regarding Rules and Procedures ...


INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUES PRESIDENTIAL REGULATION TO ACCELERATE ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (03/05/2016)
On January 19, 2016, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (GoI) promulgated Presidential Regulation No. 4 of 2016 concerning Acceleration of Electricity Infrastructure Development (“PR 4/2016”). The issuance of PR 4/2016 is part of the GoI’s commitment to ensure the success ...


ELEVENTH INDONESIAN ECONOMIC POLICY PACKAGE: IMPROVING NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC BATTLE (03/05/2016)
The Indonesian Government unveiled, on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, its 11th economic stimulus package (“Package”). The Package is the latest of the series of economic stimulus packages which have been issued since September 2015 with the aim of boosting the country’s economic growth ...


SEMINAR ON REGULATION AND FINANCING OF SHIPPING BUSINESS IN INDONESIA (03/05/2016)
Yayasan ABNR will be organizing a seminar on "Regulation and Financing of Shipping Business: Responding to Challenges and Opportunities of Maritime Industry in Indonesia" which will be held on May 24, 2016 at Financial Hall, Graha CIMB Niaga. The seminar will discuss business opportunity and ...


PROVISION OF OVER-THE-TOP APPLICATIONS AND/OR CONTENT SERVICE VIA THE INTERNET (12/04/2016)
On 31 March 2016, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology (“CIT”) issued Circular Letter Number 3 of 2016 concerning Provision of Over-The-Top Applications and/or Content Services via the Internet (“OTT Services”) (“Circular ...