The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Working Group met on Thursday, 8 December 2017 as the last meeting for this year. During the meeting, the working group discussed some policy updates and also shared on recurrent issues delivered by Head and Deputy Head for Medical Devices of the Working Group.
Amongst the topic being discussed were the new Drugs Registration Provision by Indonesia Food & Drugs Agency (BPOM), Presidential Directive on JKN Optimization, updates on the current listing process for JKN e-catalogue, Local Content for Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices, and update on Medical Devices Distribution Licenses.
To elaborate the recent development on competition law framework, EuroCham Indonesia recently organized a seminar on 5 December 2017. This event was a result of cooperation with the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU), KADIN, APINDO, and GIZ. Titled "Recent Developments in Competition Law Enforcement in Indonesia", the event was opened by Mr. Raffaele Quarto (Head of Economic and Trade Section of EU Delegation in Jakarta), and Mr. Juan Permata Adoe (KADIN Deputy Chairman).
The panel discussed the impact of competition law on the Indonesian economy and the hallmarks of an effective Competitive Regime. Appearing as speakers are Mr. Munrokhim Misanam and Mr. Helli Nurcahyo (KPPU), Mr. Yuliandus Tobing (KADIN), and Mr. Sutrisno Iwantono (APINDO). The event also invited Mr. Michael Albers, former Hearing Officer at the European Commission – Directorate General for Competition in Belgium.