Competition & Antitrust
In light of the current health crisis and as detailed in our previous client update (click here to read), the Chairman of the Indonesia Competition Commission ("KPPU") has expressed his support for businesses to collaborate. Subsequently, on 9 November 2020, the KPPU published KPPU Regulation No. 3 of 2020 on the Relaxation of Legal Enforcement of Monopoly Practices and Unfair Business Competition and Monitoring of Partnership Implementation to Support the National Economic Recovery to specify the criteria and form of relaxation in its enforcement.
Under the new regulation, businesses can now benefit from the following relaxation:
- procurement using State Budget or Regional Budget can be done to: (i) fulfil medical needs or provide supporting facilities to handle Covid-19, e.g. the procurement of medicine, vaccine, construction of emergency hospitals, the appointment of hotels or buildings for isolation, and other medical needs and supporting facilities to handle Covid-19; and (ii) distribute social assistance and social safety net from the government to the public;;
- approval of an agreement, activity, and/or the use of dominant position to handle Covid-19 and/or to increase the economic ability of a business;
- extension of the deadline to submit the mandatory post-closing notification to the KPPU from 30 to 60 business days as of the effective date; and
- extension of the period of written warning in the partnership monitoring procedure from 14 to 30 business days.
Indonesia | Competition & Antitrust | 16 November 2020
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