Government Acts to Regulate Booming E-commerce Sector and Foreign Providers Operating in Indonesian Market (19/12/2019)
  A. Introduction   Despite being mandated by Article 66 of the Trade Law,[1] which entered into force on 11 March 2014, a government regulation specifically focused on e-commerce has only recently been issued after having been under discussion since 2015.    The new ...


Concrete Development in Building Sector: Problematic Regulation That Threatened Licenses of Foreign-owned Construction Companies Revoked After Widespread Criticism (10/12/2019)
  A. INTRODUCTION   In an ABNR legal update published on 10 October 2019 (click here), we reported how the Public Works & Housing Ministry had agreed to review Regulation No. 09/PRT/M/2019 (the “Regulation”,[1] effective 13 June 2019) following widespread criticism by ...


Dialing Up Change: New Regulation Modernizes and Streamlines Regulatory Regime for Telecommunications Services (06/12/2019)
   A. Background   The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has issued an important new regulation on the provision of telecommunications services. The regulation (MCIT Regulation No. 13/2019 / the “New Regulation”[1]) enters into force on 25 ...


Reform or Die! Indonesia’s Business-friendly President Widodo Reaffirms Economic Transformation Agenda (04/12/2019)
  Second Term, Same Challenges   President Joko Widodo, a former businessman and entrepreneur who was officially inaugurated for a second term as Indonesia’s president on 20 October 2019, has strongly reaffirmed his commitment to the economic transformation process that he ...