Gov. Reg. PP82/2012 Electronic system and transaction operation is causing concern not only among IT companies but also among banks, credit card companies and other businesses that rely or will rely on data transmission and e-commerce. The issues of immediate concern are the potential for a requirement that all companies doing business in Indonesia will be required to maintain separate data centers here and also that all companies engaging in digital communication will be required to establish Indonesia domain addresses. This would add additional costs and given infrastructure constraints is problematic.
AIC was on of the signatories in support of a letter along with other organisations including American Chamber of Commerce, the US Chamber of Commerce, and US-Asean Business Council to the Minister of Communication highlighting our concern, and in a constructive way encouraging a further dialogue.
Government leaders and trade negotiators attended the TPP Ministerial Meeting, which was held in Singapore from 7 – 10 Dec 2013.
The TPP agenda aims to expand the flow of goods, services and capital among the members.
AIC was one of the signatories in support of a letter from the Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC) to regional government leaders from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan urging for a competitive de minimis baseline, which is critical to the fulfilment of e-Commerce.
The letter reiterates that a competitive de minimis will bring benefits to all businesses that leverage e-Commerce to reach global markets, and is a new and important enabler for the growth of SMEs and their integration into global supply chains.
Asia Internet Coalition Executive Director Professor John Ure’s presentation at the OTT in Indonesia Telecommunications Business at Mastel: Sari Pan Pacific Hotel Jakarta on 5th December 2013.