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Long-awaited regulation on Language Law finally introduced – but questions remain
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 28 October 2019

After a 10-year delay, a presidential regulation has finally been issued to give effect to key language provisions of the Law on the National Flag, Language, Coat of Arms and Anthem. Of primary interest to businesses are the provisions on contractual language, as they refer to the controversial requirement that agreements involving an Indonesian party must be written in Indonesian and that agreements involving a foreign party must also be written in the national language of the foreign party or in English.

Will BKPM takeover of OSS help to eliminate glitches?
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 28 January 2019

The online single submission (OSS) system constitutes a significant overhaul of Indonesia's business and investment licensing regime. Although much later than scheduled, responsibility for the OSS has now officially transferred to the Investment Coordinating Board. The government made it clear from the outset that the OSS would take time to perfect. Although the OSS works reasonably well for the most part, a number of problems remain.

New online single submission system: what is it?
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 17 September 2018

Government Regulation 24/2018 recently entered into force and established the integrated online single submission (OSS) system, which constitutes a significant overhaul of Indonesia's business licensing regime. The system aims to enable businesses to obtain all necessary central and local government business and operating licences online using the OSS portal. Although these changes have been welcomed, the OSS system remains a work in progress.

New procedure for manpower reporting
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 22 January 2018

The Ministry of Manpower recently issued Regulation 18/2017, which introduces an online-only procedure for mandatory manpower reporting. The regulation specifies when companies must submit an online report and requires them to do so via the ministry website. It also regulates the usage and management of data from manpower reports.

Amendment to nuisance permit regulation
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 07 November 2016

The minister of home affairs recently enacted Regulation 22/2016, amending Regulation 27/2009 on the Guidelines for the Granting of Regional Nuisance Permits. The amendment is part of the president's policy to reduce the number of business permits and licences required to start a business. It introduces important changes to the criteria considered in nuisance permit applications and the types of business that are exempted from the requirement to obtain a permit.

OnDemand Ring-fencing: avoiding cash drain of companies in a crisis
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
  • Indonesia
  • 01 September 2014

Through ring-fencing, a regulated company legally separates itself from an unregulated parent or holding company, providing companies with a legal financial barrier. As ring-fencing is not specifically regulated under Indonesian law, ring-fencing strategies are best conducted on a bespoke, case-by-case basis.

Government Moves to Eradicate Corporate Corruption
  • Indonesia
  • 04 March 2000

The government recently issued a new law aimed at eliminating corruption, including corporate corruption, that is expected to be more effective than previous legislation.

Consumer Protection Set to Improve
  • Indonesia
  • 01 February 2000

A new consumer protection law that will come into effect in April. While improving the protection of consumers with improved standards and government and non-government supervision, the new law also aims to encourage businesses that produce high-quality goods and services.

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  • Indonesia
  • 01 February 2000

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