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Jakarta Post

Business permits no longer need renewing as of today

  • Stefani Ribka

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 21, 2017   /  03:41 pm
Business permits no longer need renewing as of today Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita answers journalists' questions on the sidelines of a year-end press briefing at the Trade Ministry in Jakarta. (JP/Anton Hermansyah)

The Trade Ministry has distributed circulars to inform officials that business permits (SIUP) no longer need to be renewed and that registration certificates (TDP) can be renewed online.

“We’ve eliminated the SIUP renewal obligation. For TDP, as the law obliges its renewal [every five years], we have shifted the procedure to online for free. The circulars have been issued today,” said Minister Enggartiasto “Enggar” Lukita in a press conference before joining a Trade Ministry working meeting on Tuesday.

Previously, business players had to renew the two licenses every five years, a procedure that was lengthy.

Businesses, meanwhile, have lauded the initiative.

(Read also: Ministry to scrap expiry date for SIUP, TDP)

“This is good because it will free us from unnecessary costs because the permits will be valid forever, except if a business closes down,” said Adhi Lukman, chairman of the Food and Beverages Association (GAPMMI).

Document renewal was not costly but time-consuming as it took around two weeks, Adhi said. (bbn)

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