AmCham Indonesia’s Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Committee had a fruitful discussion on pressing issues impacting the technology industry, on June 9. The discussion was opened by Committee Chair Ajar Edi, on the draft government regulation on non-tax state revenue (PNBP) issued by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, which regulates sanctions in the form of fines for violations of personal data protection rules and content moderation responsibilities. AmCham provided updates on engagements with the Ministry on this issue, from sending input to attending the consultation meeting.
The committee also discussed the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) moratorium on applying customs duties to electronic transactions. Companies are worried Indonesia will oppose the extension of the moratorium in the upcoming WTO ministerial on June 12-15, considering that it would give an economic disadvantage to both global and local digital companies if countries were to start levying duties on services and transmissions delivered digitally.
The meeting continued with a series of discussions on pending issues such as the ever-present personal data protection bill, the revision of e-commerce policy and the upcoming ministerial regulation on public electronic system operators (ESO). The committee also raised a new issue, the protection of vital information infrastructure under the newly passed Presidential Regulation 82/2022. AmCham Indonesia will continue to monitor the developments of these issues and take the necessary actions going forward.