- Briefing and Discussion on Indonesian Food/Ag and Health/Life Sciences Legislation with U.S. Embassy Jakarta, October 25, Conference Call
- USTDA Indonesia Unconventional Gas Reverse Trade Mission, October 17-27, Houston, Pittsburg, and DC. This mission is led by Director General for Oil and Gas Evita Legowo, and will include an industry roundtable in Houston Monday, October 22. For more details on how to register for the roundtable and be involved in the mission, please contact Doug Shuster at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Pinsuda Alexander at email@example.com.
- U.S. Commercial Service Infrastructure Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam led by Undersecretary Sanchez, November 11-17, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Jakarta. For additional information, please visit the mission website here: http://export.gov/trademissions/indoviet2012
- U.S. Embassy Jakarta South Sumatra Mission, November 19-20, Palembang. For more information, please contact Michael Roberts at the Embassy at RobertsMR@state.gov
- Indonesia Committee Meeting and Briefing with Ambassador Djalal, November, Date TBD.
- The Council is currently working on an English translation of Indonesia’s Defense Industry Law, which should be ready on Friday, and a translation of the latest version of the Draft Electronic Transaction Law, which is current as of October 2012, and still includes Article 17 mandating local data centers.
- The House of Representatives (DPR) is in the final stages of a revision to the 1996 Food Law. The new law has the goal of making Indonesia self-sufficient in key food staples, partly through limiting imports, and establishes a food authority to ensure adequate food supplies. This law will also mandate halal labeling of food products. In a recent report, the OECD criticized Indonesia’s food “self-sufficiency” policies, saying they would actually hurt poor farmers and consumers by raising prices. For a copy of the Draft Bill on Food/The Protection and Empowerment of Farmers, please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please see: Indonesian House One Step Closer to Revising 1996 Food Law
- The President issued Decree #76/2012 on the Implementation of the Government on Patent Medicines on September 3. This overrides seven patents held by international pharmaceutical companies on HIV and hepatitis drugs, allowing significantly cheaper generic versions to be made by Indonesian producers. For an English translation of Decree #76/2012, please contact Danielle Fumagalli at email@example.com. For more information, please see: Indonesia Acts to Override Patents on HIV Drugs