04 April 2024  New Penalty Guidelines for Telecommunication Network and Service Operators   The Directorate General of Post and Informatics Organizer (“Directorate General”) previously enacted laws and provisions for administrative sanctions regarding mandatory reports by telecommunication operators. These provisions were set forth in Government Regulation No. 3 of 2023 concerning the Types and Rates of…

26 March 2024   Manpower Bulletin – March 2024 The Implementation of the Religious Holiday Allowance for Workers   The Minister of Manpower issued Circular Letter No. M/2/HK.04/III/2024 regarding the Implementation of Religious Holiday Allowance for Workers in the Company (“Circular Letter”) on March 15, 2024. The Circular Letter focuses on the importance of providing…

10 January 2024   Client Update: Immigration NEW FACE OF EVISA (ELECTRONIC VISA) IN INDONESIA  Introduction In the ever-evolving international travel landscape, governments around the world are recognizing the need for efficient and streamlined visa application processes. Indonesia, that has shown great appreciation and interest for foreign investors, has recently taken a significant leap forward…

11 October 2023   MNP Clients’ Alert – Indonesia Bans E-Commerce Activities on Social Media Overview of Minister of Trade (MOT) Regulation No. 31 of 2023   Since 2022, the growth rate of e-commerce activities on social media platforms in Indonesia has been rapidly increasing. Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, just to name a few, launched its…

2 October 2023 Clients’ Highlights – September 2023 The Growing of Indonesia’s Carbon Trading Regime   In the past two years, Indonesia has been progressively moves towards clarifying its standing and views on carbon pricing and trading (through carbon exchange) by issuing series of key regulations, which are: Presidential Regulation No. 98 of 2021 governing…

9 August 2023 Clients’ Highlights – August 2023 Local Content Requirements – Impact to FDI Local Content and Its Design Local content requirements are put in place to push the use of domestic resources production processes within various sectors; these requirements mostly found in industrial and manufacturing sectors. The underlying thoughts of local content requirements…

15 July 2023 Clients’ Highlights – July 2023 Indonesia’s Regime on Electric Vehicles – Charging Up the Industry Electric vehicles (EV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) offer cleaner and more sustainable solutions compared to fuel-based vehicles which is associated with various pollution and environmental issues. Global energy crisis has also been a continuous challenge. EV…

International Sanctions Screening

21 June 2023 Compliance Bulletin – June 2023 International Sanctions Screening   Sanctions screening is the process of determining whether a country sanctions a person, company, or other entity. In the financial services industry, this process would normally be part of the KYC (know-your-customers) process. Historically, sanctions screening has been a blind spot for business…

5 July 2023 Clients’ Highlight Fly High SATRIA-1, Congratulations Indonesia   The launching can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLWFynU1X6g For decades, Indonesia was mainly dependent on Palapa broadband services. Palapa is a series of satellites launched by Indonesia to support television connection and domestic broadband, and it was firstly launched in 1976 and lastly launched in…