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Jakarta Post

One-day business licensing

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  01:50 am

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution finally launched on Monday the Online Single Submission (OSS), an integrated digital licensing system that promises to complete processing business permits from the central government and regional administrations within a few hours, compared to the several months the process took before.

That sounds like a fairy tale, considering the large number of licenses and permits (with more than 50 at the latest count) businesses need to obtain from dozens of state and local organizations to operate in the world’s largest archipelagic nation.

The OSS system is certain to encounter many bugs and glitches at the outset, and it will have limited regional reach within the first year at least, due to the lack of IT infrastructure in many regencies. Therefore, managing the OSS has been temporarily assigned to the office of the chief economy ...