On Thursday (Nov 10, 2016) the Indonesian government announced its latest policy package, this time facilitating regulations for the e-commerce industry of the country. To support the sector’s development, the package includes a roadmap for the industry as well as dealing with issues such as funding taxation, consumer protection, human resource development, education, cyber security, logistics and communication infrastructure.
Darmin Nasution, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, along with Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung announced the new package at the Presidential Office. Darmin expressed hope, that the new regulations will encourage people all over Indonesia to expand their economic activities efficiently and to connect them to the rest of the world. He added that the package is aimed to encourage younger generations to come up with new and innovative products and services while also expected to prioritize and protect national interests, particularly those of small and medium sized enterprises and start ups. Rudiantara, the country’s Communication and Information Minister underlined that the digital economy has a huge potential in Indonesia.