Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and commercial center, is taking a big step to improve the ease of doing business in the country. Jakarta’s Investment and One-Stop Services Agency (Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu Pemerintah Provinsi Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta—“PTSP DKI”) has recently issued Announcement Number 27 of 2019, regarding the Public Services Shutdown for Company Domicile Letter Non-License and Business Domicile Letter.
Company Domicile Letters or Surat Keterangan Domisili Perusahaan (“SKDP”) and Business Domicile Letters (“SKDU”) are letters stating and clarifying the domicile of an individual or business entity. In practice, SKDP and SKDU previously existed as administrative requirements to obtain legal documents such as Tax Identification Numbers (“NPWP”) and Trade Licenses (“SIUP”).
PTSP DKI is working to streamline the business licensing process, which is currently viewed as complicated and inconvenient. Repealing SKDP and SKDU requirements is a positive sign from Jakarta’s provincial government to show its commitment to simplifying company incorporation and creating a favorable work environment for businesses.
In the place of SKDP and SKDU, businesses are now able to use other business licensing documents issued by the Investment Coordinating Board and One-Stop Service Center (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu) and/or by other governmental documents such as the Deed of Establishment, NIB, NPWP, and Location Permit (“Izin Lokasi”) from the Online Single Submission system. The shutdown, which has been effective since May 2nd, 2019, will hopefully simplify and stimulate increased business activity in the Jakarta.
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About the author:
Geoffrey Auryn Jaurissa
Geoffrey Auryn Jaurissa is a junior associate at Schinder Law Firm. He assists both Indonesian and foreign clients in a variety of corporate works, with primary focus on foreign direct investment. A keen sportsman, Geoffrey likes to spend his spare time practicing Wushu.