ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Feb 2012

In February 2012, the government of Indonesia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Financial Times. (13 March 2012). Indonesia's controls on foreigners: first mining, now the jobs market. Available at http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/03/13/indonesias-controls-on-foreigners-first-mining-now-the-jobs-market/

Jakarta Globe. (12 March 2012). Criticism Greets Indonesia's Ban on Foreigners for Certain Posts. Available at http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/corporatenews/criticism-greets-indonesias-ban-on-foreigners-for-certain-posts/504093


Inception date: 29 Feb 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 29 February 2012, the government of Indonesia issued a decree prohibiting wholly Indonesian-owned companies from hiring foreign staff for senior positions. The decree, only available in Indonesian but officially confirmed to the Financial Times, blocks 19 senior positions from foreigners.
 
Among the blocked positions are "personnel director, industrial relation manager, human resource manager, personnel development supervisor, personnel recruitment supervisor, personnel placement supervisor, employee career development supervisor and personnel administrator", according to the Jakarta Globe.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
N/A

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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