Cabinet Secretary Deputy Gets Inputs from Employer Association, American Chamber of Commerce
Date 19 September 2019
Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Satya Bhakti Parikesit on Thursday (20/9) at the office of Ministry of State Secretariat in Jakarta received a delegation from the Indonesian Employer Association (APINDO), USABC (US-ASEAN Business Council), the Amcham Indonesia (American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia), and publicly-listed cigarette maker PT Sampoerna.
In his remarks, Satya Bhakti said that the meeting aims to receive inputs and aspirations from the business world for the improvement of investment ecosystem in Indonesia.
He added that in accordance with with the direction from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during a limited cabinet meeting on 11 September 2019, improvement in investment ecosystem in Indonesia will begin through de-regulation of laws and regulations that hamper investment and exports.
“Therefore, we also hope that APINDO, USABC, Amcham Indonesia and PT Sampoerna can provide inputs and suggestions related obstacles in Indonesia’s investment and exports,” he said.
He added that President Jokowi had expressed commitment to improving carry investment ecosystem to improve investors’ perception in making investment in Indonesia, as well as to improve the implementation in investment, exports, and imports.
Therefore, he added that deregulation needs to be done in laws and regulations, starting from laws to implementing regulations such as ministerial regulations.
“As part of public consultation, we are looking forward to inputs from the business world related to regulations that hamper investment, as well as the preparation to formulate regulation on Omnibus,” he said, while expressing hope that assistance and cooperation from the three institutions to produce adequate suggestions and inputs related to de-regulations of laws and regulations that hamper investment.
During the meeting, each of the three institutions also revealed their views and inputs to promote and safeguard improvement of investment ecosystem. They also expressed hope that inputs can serve as considerations for the Government in de-regulating laws and regulations
Nevertheless, they also expressed hope that improvement in ecosystem should not only directed at economic aspects only, but also other priority aspects such as human capital capital. (AM/AGG/ES)
Translated by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas