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The government has issued a draft of a new omnibus law, which addresses various issues, as we have discussed in our previous client alert here.

This client alert covers specific proposed key changes and implications in healthcare/life science and trade sectors set out in the draft of the job creation law (Draft).

It remains to be seen how the government will implement the proposed efforts to make investing in Indonesia easier and the proposed liberalization of foreign investment restrictions here in the aforementioned sectors.

Implications for healthcare/life science and trade sectors

The affected regulations from healthcare/life science and trade sectors are:

(a) Law No. 36 of 2009 on Health
(b) Law No. 44 of 2009 on Hospitals
(c) Law No. 5 of 1997 on Psychotropics
(d) Law No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotics
(e) Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal Product Assurance
(f) Law No. 18 of 2012 on Food
(g) Law No. 7 of 2014 on Trade
(h) Law No. 2 of 1981 on Legal Metrology
(i) Law No. 20 of 2014 on Standardization and Assessment of Compatibility



Mita Djajadiredja is a partner in Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners’ Corporate & Securities Practice Group in Jakarta. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and private equity as well as corporate alliances, including joint ventures, shareholder agreements and strategic business alliances. Ms. Djajadiredja has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients across various sectors, including finance, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, trading and mining.


Cahyani Endahayu is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Her work includes handling the corporate/licensing, compliance and day-to-day work of several of the Firm’s major clients and providing corporate, compliance and advisory support services to other clients in relation to corporate/commercial issues. She has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients across various industry sectors, including pharmaceutical and retail/trading.