Saturday, 20 April 2019 | 12:03 WIB

Economic Coordinating Minister Finalizes E-Commerce Trade Regulation

The government again sat together to discuss the trade arrangements through electronic systems (e-commerce).

JAKARTA, NNC - The government again sat together to discuss the trade arrangements through electronic systems (e-commerce). This time, there are three pending issues that are the focus of the discussion. First, about e-commerce data collection. Second, about empowering local businesses. Third, about the definition of digital goods and services.

"The RPP of Trade Transactions Through Electronic Systems (TPMSE) has been more mature after being discussed several times at echelon 1 technical meetings and ministerial level meetings. Now we will discuss some pending issues," said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution in his office, Jakarta, Friday (8/3/2018).

RPP TPMSE refers to Law Number 7 of 2014 concerning Trade and considers Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning Amendments to Law Number 11 of 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions. This RPP is also a mandate from the Presidential Regulation Number 74 of 2017 concerning Roadmap for Electronic-Based National Trade Systems (e-commerce Roadmap) for 2017-2019.

Coordinating Minister Darmin also reminded the importance of derivative rules and support the implementation of this TPMSE RPP. "E-commerce is cross-sectoral. That is, if the RPP is already completed, then the relevant agencies must complete the implementation rules so that its execution can be immediately worked out," explained Darmin.

This meeting is still reviewing various alternatives for solution of several issues that need to be discussed in the next meeting. Deputy for Coordination of Creative Economy, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Rudy Salahuddin explained that the RPP is expected to provide business opportunities for all parties.

In addition, continued Rudy, legal certainty and protection is also the goal of this regulation. The government also wants to have priority and protection against the national interest and UMKM. Present on this occasion were the Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara, representatives of relevant Ministries/Institutions, the Indonesia Statistics, Bank Indonesia, and the Financial Services Authority.