The New Leadership in the Indonesian Competition Authority

The New Leadership in the Indonesian Competition Authority

12 July 2018

In early May, the President of the Republic of Indonesia inaugurated the new Commissioners of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha, "KPPU"), the Indonesian Competition Authority.

Mr. Kurnia Toha, the current Chairman of the KPPU, was an academic who was also involved in the previous discussion of the amendment of the Indonesian Competition Laws. With him holding the baton right now, it is expected that the amendment of the Indonesian Competition Law will finally be concluded, since it was first discussed in 2013.

Separately, following the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia Decision No. 1106 K/Pdt-Sus-KPPU/2017 which rejected the appeal filed by the KPPU due to the lack of due process of law, KPPU commented that they will always try to improve their system, particularly related to the legal procedural matters.

Related to the recent trends, KPPU have assigned its research and monitoring team on the digital economy sector, as the digital retail culture in Indonesia have shown significant developments.

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