Head of Working GroupUti DaniawatiRegulatory Affairs Manager Home Care and Personal Care - Unilever
Deputy Head of Working GroupRiva DwityaScientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager - L'Oreal
About the Group
Considering the importance and the strategic role of the Cosmetics industry in creating a variety of jobs for thousands of people in Indonesia, the beauty industry indeed plays a big role in boosting the country’s economy. With the support of other industries which have decades of experience and an increased consumer demand for beauty products, the Cosmetics sector has grown rapidly in recent years.
Since its establishment in February 2013 the Working Group has become one of EuroCham Indonesia’s active working groups. The Cosmetics Working Group has maintained good relations with key government stakeholders, such as BPOM, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Industry, the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA), the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), the Indonesian Halal Products Assurance Agency (BPJPH), the Directorate General of Customs and Excise. Alongside other governmental stakeholders, the group has also closely collaborated with local associations in the industry, such as PERKOSMI and ICA.
In 2017 alone the Working Group discussed and followed up on advocacy activities on several technical issues such as:
- The obligation to conduct regular microbial contamination and heavy metal tests.
- Import Procedure for Certain Products.
- Technical requirements within ASEAN Cosmetics Directive.
- BPOM Regulation on Supervision of Importing Food and Medicine to Indonesia.
- Regulation on hair dye ingredients.
- Halal Product Assurance.
In 2017 the Cosmetic Working Group also had the opportunity to meet with the Working Committee IV (Kelompok Kerja/Pokja IV). Pokja IV is a committee that was formed under the supervision of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs to support the Economic Deregulation Packages. The institution is tasked with the handling and settling of dispute cases faced by the industry. Aside from that, the Working Group continued to have regular meetings with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA) to provide updated information on the Cosmetics sector and discuss relevant regulations. In 2017 the Working Group held two meetings with the CMEA.