TECHNICAL GUIDELINES FOR ISSUING BUSINESS LICENSES TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES COMPANIES

In early 2016, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing issued a regulation on Technical Guidelines for Issuing Business Licenses to Foreign Investment Construction Services Companies (Peraturan Menteri Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat Republik Indonesia No. 03/PRT/M/2016 tahun 2016). This regulation is meant to support the previous regulation, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Regulation No. 22/PRT/M/2014 on The Delegation of the Authority to Issue Business Licenses in Public Works and Public Housing in order to Implement the Investment Coordinating Board’s Integrated Services. (Peraturan Menteri Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat Republik Indonesia No. 22/PRT/M/2014).

REGULATION ON BUILDING PERMITS

On 5 February 2016, a new Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Regulation on Building Permits (IMB) was issued (“MOPWR 5/2016”).

NEW PROCEDURE FOR THE TRANSFER OF A RIGHT TO BUILD TITLE

In order to make investment easier, on 22 February 2016, the Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency issued Regulation No. 8 of 2016 on the Procedure for the Transfer of Certain Right to Build Titles (“HGB”) in Certain Areas (“Head of BPN Regulation 8/2016”). The main purpose of Head of BPN Regulation 8/2016 is to expedite land services in Indonesia.

NEW REGULATION ON THE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE (“THR”)

On 8 March 2016, the Minister of Manpower issued Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 6 of 2016 on the Religious Holiday Allowance for Employees (“MOM Reg 6/2016”).

NEW REGULATION ON GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS

In March 2016, the Minister of Trade issued Minister of Trade Regulation Number 22/M-DAG/PER/3/2016 of 2016 on General Provisions for the Distribution of Goods (“MOTR 22/2016”). MOTR 22/2016 was issued in order to address various matters which are not sufficiently regulated under Law Number 7 of 2014 on Trade.