Government to complete draft regulation on e-commerce soon

Government to complete draft regulation on e-commerce soon

Illustration. A special edition e-money card Mascot Asian Games 2018 issued by Bank Mandiri. (ANTARA PHOTO/Nova Wahyudi)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will soon complete a draft regulation on e-commerce, in order to create business equality in the country, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said.

E-commerce is inevitable; however, the government wants business equality between e-commerce traders and conventional traders, he stated, while addressing a seminar and limited-working meeting of the Indonesian Association of Shopping Centers (APPBI) here, on Thursday.

"I want the same level of playing field. We will complete the draft government regulation in two weeks or one month," he noted.

Lukita remarked that he will propose that imported garlic should pass through the bonded logistics zone to check it more easily.

"We will propose that the imported goods should pass through the bonded logistics zone first. Therefore, we will relocate warehouses to the zone. Otherwise, the goods will go unchecked," he revealed.

He asked conventional traders to anticipate a shift in people`s lifestyle in almost all parts of the world.

The real sector is part of the economic activities, which create more jobs and contribute to the Indonesian economy, he added.

"We must adjust to it. We cannot oppose the mainstream. The adjustment is needed as each country has its own characteristics. But do not underestimate the intention to do business," he pointed out.

Reported by Vicki Febrianto
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