New Regulation on E-Commerce

After five long years since the issuance of Law No. 7 of 2014 on Trade (the “Trade Law”), the Government of Indonesia finally issued an implementing regulation on e-commerce on 20 November 2019, through Government Regulation No. 80 of 2019 on Trade through the Electronic System (“GR 80/2019”). This regulation is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage internet-based transactions and trading as part of making Indonesia 4.0.

Omnibus Draft Bills to be Submitted to the House of Representatives

Following the discourse of the upcoming omnibus law, the government recently announced that it will submit omnibus draft bills on job creation (“Omnibus Law on Job Creation”) and taxation (“Omnibus Law on Taxation”) to the House of Representatives soon.

An Introduction to the Proposed Omnibus Law

To boost investment and ease of doing business in Indonesia, President Joko Widodo introduced the idea of enacting an Omnibus Law. As the title implies, the Omnibus law, is a single law covering various distinct matters.

The Ministry of Public Works & Housing Revokes The Regulation on Guidelines on Licensing Services for Foreign Construction Business Entities

As part of President Jokowi Widodo’s plan to issue “investment friendly” regulations, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (“MPW”) revoked MPW Regulation No. 09/PRT/M/2019 on Guidelines on Licensing Services for Foreign Construction Business Entities (“MPW Reg 9/2019”) on 18 November 2019 under MPW Regulation 17/PRT/M/2019 (“MPW Reg 17/2019”).

Regulation on Electronic Licensing in the Financial Services Sector

To improve the effectiveness of integrated licensing in the financial services sector, the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) introduced an electronic licensing system to integrate all licensing in the financial services sector through OJK Regulation No. 26/ POJK.01/2019 on Electronic Licensing within the Financial Services Sector (“POJK No. 26/2019”), which came into effect on 28 October 2019.