NEW REGULATION ON IMPORT IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

On September 2015, the Minister of Trade issued a Regulation No. 70/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 on Import Identification Numbers. The regulation came into effect on 1 January 2016 and revoked the previous API regulation: MOT Regulation No. 27/M-DAG/PER/5/2012 as lastly amended by MOT Regulation No. 84/M-DAG/PER/5/2012.

NEW IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS ON INDONESIA'S PENSION AND OLD AGE SECURITY PROGRAMS

On 30 June 2015, the Indonesian government issued Government Regulation No. 45 of 2015 on the Management of the Pension Security Program (“GR 45/2015”) and Government Regulation No. 46 of 2015 on the Management of the Old Age Security Program (“GR 46/2015”).

INDONESIA'S NEW REGULATION ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN MANPOWER: OFFERING SOME CLARITY WHILE RAISING QUESTIONS

On 29 June 2015, a new regulation on the procedure for employing foreign manpower (ie Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 16 of 2015) entered into force, revoking the previous regulation, Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 12 of 2013.

OBLIGATION TO USE INDONESIAN CURRENCY

Indonesia’s Currency Law came into effect on 28 June 2011 as Law No. 7 of 2011 on Currency (“Currency Law”). The Currency Law is the implementation of Article 23B of the 1945 Constitution which states that the types and value of the currency are to be further regulated under a law. Bank Indonesia issued on 31 March 2015 as an implementing regulation for the Currency Law, Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 17/3/PBI/2015 on the Obligation to Use Rupiah in the Indonesian Territory (“PBI 17/3/2015”).

BKPM'S NEW GUIDELINES FOR INVESTMENT APPLICATIONS

The application procedure for making new or amending existing domestic and foreign investments in Indonesia has never been entirely simple or straightforward. Policies of BKPM and even individual officers within BKPM have been introduced and amended or revoked, sometimes with little or no prior notice.