Services Committee kicks-off the year with talk of coronavirus and omnibus bills
Feb 25, 2020 | By Natalie Gabrielle W. Peleh
AmCham Indonesia’s Services Committee held its 2020 kick-off meeting at the American Club on February 4, and discussed topics ranging from the omnibus laws to coronavirus. The meeting was attended by 25 people, sharing their observations on Indonesia and the wider international stage.
With representatives of various industry sectors around the table, the meeting started with an omnibus survey conducted by committee chair Peter Meyer, with the choices of “optimistic,” “pessimistic,” and “undecided.” The majority voted “undecided” toward the fate of the omnibus laws.
The meeting also discussed other regulatory issues such as GR 71/2019 and the generalized system of preferences (GSP) review with the US. The subject of the coronavirus and how it might business here was also raised.
Several announcements were made and concerns raised, such as the departure of US Ambassador Joseph R Donovan, the case of an American journalist detained by authorities for a supposed visa infringement, along with the multibillion dollar commitment from the US International Development Finance Corporation targeting investments in energy, infrastructure and digital connectivity.
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