SSEK Legal Consultants, led by senior foreign legal advisor Darrell R. Johnson, has contributed the Indonesia Country Report to a book that tracks compliance requirements for companies in countries around the world. The book, "International Compliance: Legal Requirements of Business Organizations in 30 Countries," was organized by KPMG.
By Ira A. Eddymurthy and Christina N. Soela
Indonesia's Ministry of Trade (MOT) recently issued a regulation on the distribution of goods.
MOT Regulation No. 22/M-DAG/PER/3/2016 regarding General Provisions on the Distribution of Goods (MOT Reg 22/2016) stipulates that goods can be distributed directly or indirectly to consumers within Indonesia. It revokes Minister of Industry and Trade Decree No. 23/MPP/Kep/1/1998 regarding Trade Business Agencies.
The indirect distribution of goods can be done by (i) chain distribution involving a distributor and its network (ii) an agent and its network or (iii) franchise. The direct distribution of goods is conducted by way of special distribution through single-level marketing or multi-level marketing.
Distributor is defined as a distribution business actor acting on its own behalf and appointed by a manufacturer/producer, supplier or importer based on an agreement to carry out the distribution of goods. An agent is a distribution business actor acting as an intermediary for and on behalf of another party, appointed by an agreement to carry out the distribution of goods.
The Government of Indonesia has over the past year issued several regulations of note on seaports. Ministry of Transportation Regulation No. PM 15 of 2015 regulates the cooperation between a Seaport Business Entity (BUP) and the government.
Indonesia's Ministry of Trade (MOT) recently issued new regulations that affect the rules for importing different products. Under MOT Regulation No. 87/M-DAG/PER/10/2015, importers of certain products such as beverages, cosmetics, electronics, etc. no longer are required to obtain the designation of Registered Importer of Certain Products (IT-Produk Tertentu) to import these products.
The concept of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) embodies one or more private parties comprising a consortium that together undertake to finance and develop a project or asset for use by the government on behalf of the public and to be paid for over time.
There is no arbitration facility or process specifically designed to accommodate real estate matters under Indonesian law. Disputes related to real estate are treated in a similar manner as any other dispute in Indonesia.