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Govt increases local content for imported gadgets

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 2, 2016   /  07:13 pm
Govt increases local content for imported gadgets Gadgets and other equipment are arranged neatly on an office desk. (Biznet Networks/-)

The government has issued a new regulation on minimum local content for imported gadgets, obliging 70 percent of local content in imported cellular phones, which includes the materials, workforce, and production.

In terms of development, the imported cellular phones must be 20 percent locally developed. Meanwhile, in terms of application, they must have at least 10 percent local content, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto has said.

"As for the material, among the estimated components are touch screen modules, cameras, circuit boards, batteries, accessories, and packaging. The local workforce are those in the assembling, testing, and packaging divisions. Meanwhile, production was expected to concern assembling and testing," he said as quoted by kompas.com in Jakarta, on Thursday.

On the development side, he continued, local content was estimated to be based on the license or intellectual rights, firmware, industrial design, and circuit design. As for the application, local content was expected to be determined by stages of activity and component computations.

"It includes the requirements, architecture design, program, application testing, and application content. Meanwhile, the component computations covers the design, intellectual rights, workforce, competency certificate, and tools," Airlangga said.

The Industry Ministry issued Ministry Regulation No. 65/2016 to support a similar regulation previously issued by the Communications and Information Ministry. (ags)

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