Mandatory Halal Certification in Indonesia: Government Regulation Expected to be Issued Soon (25/02/2019)
  1. Introduction   The Halal Products Law,[1] which entered into effect on 17 October 2014, envisages the establishment of a mandatory Halal certification scheme for prescribed products. However, in accordance with Indonesia’s system of hierarchical legislation, the Halal ...


Non-Tariff Barriers Have Potential to Frustrate Intra-ASEAN Exporters, but Complaints Mechanism is Available (20/02/2019)
  Non-Tariff Barriers in ASEAN   The inauguration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on 31 December 2015 marked the start of a new chapter in ASEAN’s ambitious drive towards closer integration and cooperation. The overarching objectives of the AEC are to promote the seamless ...


Indonesia Establishes Legal Framework for Futures Trading of Crypto Assets (18/02/2019)
  1. Introduction   Following the issuance of Minister of Trade Regulation No. 99 of 2018[1] in September, which officially permits futures trading of crypto assets in Indonesia for the first time, the Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Authority (“Bappebti”) issued ...