President Jokowi Orders All Ministers to Simplify Investment and Export Regulations

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 31 Januari 2018
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung delivers a press statement after a Limited Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (31/1) afternoon (Photo: PR/ JAY)

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung delivers a press statement after a Limited Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (31/1) afternoon (Photo: PR/ JAY)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has ordered all ministers to simplify all regulations relating to investment and export.

“There are still a lot of problems that make us inflexible in a number of matters related to investment and export,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung says in a press statement after a Limited Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (31/1) afternoon.<>

According to Pramono Anung, the President also orders Minister of Trade as well as Coordinating Minister for the Economy to finish the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Preferential Trade Association (PTA).

The Government realizes that there are many complaints about complicated process to obtain permits for foreign workers. Thus, the President has instructed all related ministries, such as Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and others to simplify the regulations within two weeks. Otherwise, there will be a Presidential Regulation to regulate this matter. However, still, these foreign workers must meet the qualifications needed in order to get the work permit.

“This is what we discuss in the Limited Meeting. Although our rank of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) and our investment grade are now better, the President wants to improve other areas,” Cabinet Secretary says. (FID/JAY/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)

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