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On 11 February 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued regulation 07/M-DAG/2/2013 concerning the franchise business in the food & beverage industry. Among other restrictions such as a maximum of 250 franchise stores, the regulation included a minimum 80%-local content requirement on raw materials and business equipment used by the franchisor as well as the franchisee (art. 7(1) of regulation 07/M-DAG/2/2013). According to art. 7(2), the Ministry of Trade may give exemptions to this LCR 'after considering the recommendation from the Assessment Team'.
The regulation does not specify a period in which the companies have to comply with the LCR. However, based on article 11 of the regulation, the companies have at least two and half months to adjust before being faced with administrative sanctions.
The regulation came into force on the day of its issuance.
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