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The Law on Job Creation: a new dawn for investment in Indonesia

On 2 November 2020, Indonesia’s Law on Job Creation went into effect.

The Law, amends or revokes over 78 existing laws and introduces new provisions with the aim of increasing investment into Indonesia, and in turn creating jobs. It aims to resolve areas which have frequently caused problems for investors, including: (i) cumbersome licensing procedures; (ii) contradictory regulations and authorities; (iii) rigid labour legislation; and (iv) difficulty in procuring land. Additionally, the Law on Job Creation introduces a new sovereign wealth fund, aimed at driving more investments into Indonesia.