The Draft Bill on Trade covers ten main issues in all aspects of
trading which are currently under separate regulations, ie domestic
trade, micro-small-medium business empowerment, products and
services standardization, international trade, export improvement,
trade protection, international trade cooperation, trading in
border areas, electronic trading, and trading supervision.
There are four ways of distributing goods/services in domestic
trade: general trading, franchising, direct sales and other
The draft bill includes general articles on increasing the use
of local products in order to strengthen local businesses. It also
emphasizes the requirement that all goods/services traded must meet
the Indonesian National Standards (Standar Nasional Indonesia
The bill also covers cross border trading (perdagangan
perbatasan) which only applies to ground based cross border trading
and is subject to bilateral agreements with the respective
As to export import related provisions, we can expect that these
will be designed to protect national interests as the bill
emphasizes the authority of the government to interfere in
export-import activities under certain circumstances to boost
exports and reduce imports.
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