In any country it is necessary that there is a good relationship between businesses and the regulator. It is in the interests of any company to have an ongoing dialogue with the government, through its own staff, consultants or chambers of commerce speaking on its behalf.
EuroCham maintains close working relationships with the Government of Indonesia and other Indonesian stakeholders, such as the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO) and Indonesian sectoral associations.
EuroCham also works closely with the European Commission in Brussels, the European Union (EU) Delegation in Indonesia, European Embassies, Bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia and European Chambers of Commerce globally through the European Business Organisations (EBO) Worldwide Network.
All these organisations contribute to an ongoing dialogue with the Government of Indonesia, which aims to improve the investment climate and business environment in the country. EuroCham's role in this dialogue is to represent the views of European business from a wide range of sectors. The interests of different foreign countries often differ widely, while those representing local business may also present a different slant to that of foreign business. It is thus a strength that European business has its own organisation, which provides unified representation of shared European views in the dialogue with the Government. Moreover, in most cases these views are aligned with the advocacy coming out of the European Union in Brussels and the EU Delegation in Jakarta.
The majority of EuroCham’s advocacy work is carried out, and initiated, by members of the 13 Working Groups.