Government Regulation No. 31/2013 to implement Law No. 6/2011 on Immigration
The regulation stipulates among others improvement in facilitating foreign investors, such as:
Investor can be granted a Limited Stay Permit up to the maximum of 2 (two) years length of stay.
The Limited Stay Permit can be converted into a Permanent Stay permit for the investors who stay in row of at least 3 (three) years in Indonesia. Previously it requires 5 (five) years.
The Permanent Stay Permit is valid for 5 (five) years and could be extended for another five years, and unlimited stay for the third extension. However, Permanent Stay Permit holders must re-register to Immigration office every 5 years.
Automated Gate for E-Passport Immigration Clearance has been Installed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport since 2012.
Elimination of Embarkation and Debarkation Cards since 2012 for Indonesians who leave and enter Indonesia through Immigration Checkpoints that are equipped with Border Control Management (BCM) System.
The Indonesian Immigration has launched the utilization of electronic passport (e-passport) on January 26th, 2011 at 3 (three) designated Immigration offices in Soekarno-Hatta, Central Jakarta, and West Jakarta.
To Install more automated gates for immigration clearance in several airport, such as in Ngurah Rai Airport Bali in the first quarter of 2014.
To Increase the number of immigration check points;
To add more countries to be eligible for visa on arrival and visa exemption.
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Enforcing the Public Access to Information Law Presidential Regulation No. 1/2013 on preventing and combating corruption. This regulation requires all ministries and government institutions to enforce Law No. 14/2008 on access to public information, with the objective to increase transparency and accountability. The Law ensures that government agencies provide access of public information, such as: disclosure of information in the investigation of criminal cases (including corruption case), government’s planning and budgetary system and providing each applicant to obtain public information
Clean Election Campaigns and Programs As part of corruption prevention in the electoral process, the Corruption Eradication Comission (KPK) conducts verification on the candidate’s wealth/assets report. The wealth report is then published so that the public can have a reference on public officials’ accountability. The candidate is also required to sign a pact of Integrity to express its commitment to run a clean elections.
KPK launched and conducted a program titled “Clean Election” to support transparent, clean and accountable legislative and presidential election in April 2014. As part of the program, KPK has conducted several activities including:
Research on “how to strengthen Indonesian political system”
Focus Group Discussion with political parties
Public awareness program and campaign
Anti Grafts Measures
The launch of “Gratification e-Module” in 2013 is intended to enhance the awereness of public officials and civil servants about gratuities, kickbacks, facilitation payment and other illegal gifts/benefits.
Integrity and Transparancy in the Judicial System
KPK in cooperation with the Supreme Court records judicial proceedings in corruption courts throughout Indonesia. The records of judicial proceedings can be accessed by the public (with due regard for the protection of privacy and personal data).
Establish “KPK Roadmap 2011-2023” as a guidance to its working plan toward the implementation of National Integrity System
The enactment of Presidential Regulation No. 55/2012 on “National Strategy on Combating Corruption”
The implementation of Presidential Instruction No.1/2013 on National Action Plan on Prevention and Eradication of Corruption 2013. This is to ensure the adoption of “Strengthening Institutional Mechanisms” in law enforcement institutions.
Implementation and adoption of Presidential Regulation No. 55/2012 on National Strategy on Anti Corruption and President Regulation No.1/2013 on Preventing and Combating Corruption
Continuous implementation of “KPK Roadmap 2011-2023” to enforce transparency and accountability in public sector and good governance.
Implementing the “Clean Election” programs and activities nationwide.
To work intensively with Indonesia Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) in enforcing KPK’s coordination and supervision strategies and work program. KPK sets target to intensify the respective program throughout 33 provinces. The program will be covering strategies and action plans to achieve transparency, the application of good practice principles and governance in key areas such as: public services, budget planning and implementation, procurement, food security and mining.
To support the continous implementation and adoption of: (1) Internal Fraud Control and Oversight System in respective Ministries/Instititutions, (2) Anti Graft Measures/Handling (Graft Control and Report), (3) close cooperation and synergy with Indonesia judiciary, BPKP and other related agencies/institutions.
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Has finalized the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement AANZFTA final draft, ready to be signed in AEM Retreat Meeting on February 2014.
Indonesia has implemented tarif based on HS 2012 in AANZFTA based on Minister of Finance Regulation No.208/PMK.11/2013 dated 31 December 2013 and effectively implemented on 1 January 2014.
ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA)
As in 2012 IAP
Has finalized Trade in Services and Trade in Investment Agreement final draft, ready to be signed in AEM Retreat Meeting on February 2014.
Indonesia – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJ-EPA)
As in 2012 IAP
Indonesia currently under the process of review in 2014
Indonesia – Pakistan Preferential Tariff Agreement (IP-PTA)
IP-PTA has concluded and both countries has signed the agreement on 3 February 2013. Meanwhile the entry into force of the agreement is on 1 September 2013.
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services 8 (AFAS 8)
Indonesia has ratified the Protocol to Implement the Eight Package of Commitments under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) through Presidential Regulation in January 2012. The 8th Package of AFAS that has been agreed by Members of ASEAN in 2012 gave mandates to the Members to increase the number of services sectors as commitments for liberalization, and to increase the share of foreign capital (foreign equity participation) for both priority sectors and non-priority sectors.
- Agreements under negotiation
Please provide information on agreements that are currently under negotiation eg issues being covered in the negotiation and the status of the negotiation.
Trade in Services and Investment are still under the negotiation process
Indonesia-European Free Trade Association Comprhensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IE-CEPA) The 8th round of negotiation of IE-CEPA was held on October 2013 in Norway, the next round negotiation schedule on May 2014 in Indonesia.
Indonesia-Australia CEPA (IA-CEPA) The 3rdround negotiation of IA-CEPA schedule to be held in March 2014.
Indonesia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement(II-CECA) The 1st round negotiation of II-CECA schedule to be held in March 2014.
Indonesia-Iran Preferential Tariff Agreement (II-PTA) The 1st round of Trade Negotiating Committe has been held in November 2010. The next round negotiation schedule on 2014
Indonesia-Korea CEPA (IK-CEPA) The 6th round of negotiation was held on 4-8 November 2013, and the seventh round of negotiation schedule to be held in 2014.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a regional FTA developed among 16 countries, 10 members of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) and the six countries with which ASEAN has existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) – Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand. In this regard, the six non-ASEAN countries are known as the ASEAN Free Trade Partners (AFPs).
The chapters in the RCEP are still in negotiations. Trade in goods, trade in services, investment, economic and technical cooperation, are among the chapters that has been agreed to be developed. Other issues are to be identified during the course of negotiations.
The first round of RCEP negotiations was held from 9-13 May 2013 in Brunei Darussalam. The second round of negotiations was held in Brisbane from 23-27 September 2013 and the third round was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-24 January 2014. The fourth and fifth round will be held in Naning, China and Singapore, respectively.
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services 9 (AFAS 9) Schedules of Specific Commitment (SoC) are still under the negotiation process especially in priority sectors.
- Future plans
A Joint Study Group (JSG) Meeting is to be held on March 2014
The negotiation will be conducted in 3 stages. At the first stage is Trade in Goods, which is scheduled to be held on February 2014