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On 30 May 2017, the President of the Republic of Indonesia enacted Government Regulation No. 20 of 2017 on the Control of Import and Export of Goods Allegedly Constituting or Deriving from Intellectual Property Infringement (“GR No. 20/2017”). GR No. 20/2017 is essentially the implementing regulation of Law No. 10 of 1995 on Customs as amended by Law No. 17 of 2006 (“Customs Law”).
After an extended waiting period from when the proposed plan was first announced, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia finally issued Indonesia's e-commerce road map through Presidential Regulation No. 74 of 2017 on E-Commerce Road Map for the Year of 2017-2019 (the "E-Commerce Road Map"). This E-Commerce Road Map purports to provide direction and strategic guidance to various Government agencies to support and accelerate development of e-commerce in Indonesia. The guidelines instruct both the Central and Local/Regional Governments to develop sectoral policies and programs.
The Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia ("BI") recently issued BI Regulation No. 19/8/PBI/2017 on National Payment Gateway ("BI Regulation") as part of its effort to actualize the independency of Indonesia's national payment system, especially in respect of all financial transactions carried-out in Indonesia. By issuing the BI Regulation, BI started the process to establish the National Payment Gateway ("NPG") which has two (2) key objectives: (i) the interconnectivity of all existing payment channels; and (ii) the interoperability of various payment instruments which are currently existing and used in Indonesia.