Currently, the Government has officially revised the Negative Investment List (DNI) which is part of the 16th Economic Policy Package. This policy allows as many as 54 business sectors to receive Foreign Investment (PMA) with 100 percent capital ownership.

According to one source, Deputy for Commerce and Industry Coordination at the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Bambang Adi Winarso, explained that this addition meant that the government had opened 95 business sectors to foreign ownership from 100 percent since the issuance of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 44 of 2016 concerning the list of closed business fields and the list of open business fields with requirements in the Investment Sector. This is done by the government to accelerate economic growth. Of the 54 business sectors, the government divides them into 5 main groups.

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Business Fields for PMA

The following is a detailed list of business fields that are 100 percent open to foreign investment:

  1. The field of natural tourism takes the form of exploiting ecotourism activities and services as well as facilities in forest areas
  2. Operation of fixed telecommunications networks
  3. Operation of mobile telecommunications networks
  4. Provision of telecommunications network content services (ringtones, premium SMS, etc.)
  5. Internet interconnection services (NAP) and other multimedia services
  6. Information service center and other telephone value added services
  7. Internet cafe (Internet Cafe)
  8. Internet access services
  9. Internet telephone services for public purposes
  10. Data communication services
  11. Oil and gas construction services
  12. Geothermal survey services
  13. Oil and gas drilling services at sea
  14. Geothermal drilling services
  15. Geothermal operation and maintenance services
  16. Cultivating coral/ornamental coral
  17. Tuber peeling and cleaning industry
  18. Fabric printing industry
  19. Knitted fabric industry
  20. Retail trade via mail order and internet
  21. Sawnwood industry with a production capacity of 2000 m3/year
  22. Wood veneer industry
  23. Plywood industry
  24. Lumber veneer laminated wood industry
  25. Wood chip industry
  26. Wood pellet industry
  27. Power plants above 10 MW
  28. Inspection and testing of electrical power installations or utilization of high/extra high power electricity
  29. Survey services for financing objects or monitoring inventory and warehousing
  30. Survey services with or without destroying objects
  31. Quantity survey services
  32. Quality survey services
  33. Supervision survey services for an activity process in accordance with applicable or agreed standards
  34. Community survey/poll and market research services
  35. Rental of construction and civil engineering machines and equipment
  36. Rental of other machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified
  37. Clove cigarette industry
  38. White cigarette industry
  39. Other cigarette industries
  40. Paper pulp industry
  41. Cyclamate and saccharin industry
  42. Crumb rubber industry
  43. Art gallery
  44. Performing arts building
  45. Transport of people by land mode not on routes (tourism transport and transport for certain destinations)
  46. Overseas sea transportation for passengers
  47. Work training
  48. Finished drug pharmaceutical industry
  49. Acupuncture service facilities
  50. Pest control or fumigation services
  51. Medical equipment industry: Class B (Surgical masks, syringes, patient monitors, condoms, surgical gloves, hemodialysis fluids, PACS, surgical knives)
  52. Medical device industry: Class C (IV Catheter, X Ray, ECG, patient monitor, orthopedic implant, contact lens, oximeter, densitometer)
  53. Medical device industry: Class D (CT Scan, MRI, heart catheter, heart stent, HIV test, pacemaker, dormal filler, ablation catheter)
  54. Tissue and cell banks and laboratories

Apart from the types of business fields above, PMA can also carry out distribution and retail businesses at the same time. The contents of the attachment to Presidential Decree No. 44 of 2016 state that distributors who are not affiliated with production in the business sector are open, namely with a maximum PMA requirement of 67 percent. Then for the Retail Business Sector it must be adjusted to the type of goods being traded.

In this way, PMA can carry out both businesses simultaneously as long as it follows the rules of Presidential Decree No. 44 of 2016. The following is a summary of the contents of the DNI Presidential Decree, which can help PT PMA pay attention to the business it will run.

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