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Presidential Regulation Number 63 of 2019 Concerning Use of Indonesian Language: to What Extent the Regulation Provide Certainty Regarding the Use of Indonesian Language in an Agreement?

Ten years after the issuance of Law No. 24 of 2009 concerning the National Flag, Language and Symbol and National Anthem (“Law 24/2009”), on 30 September 2019 the President of Indonesia issued Presidential Regulation No. 63 of 2019 concerning the Use of Indonesian Language (“PR 63”), which implement the provisions of Article 40 of Law 24/2009.

With the issuance of PR 63, this could affect commercial activities related to the provisions regarding the obligation to use Indonesian Language in Indonesian contracts. The extent to which PR 63 can solve the issue of the absence of the provisions of prevailing language in Law 24/2009 and to what extent the PR 63 regulates of the use of language for parties whom are Indonesian parties (including companies in the context of foreign investment company or PMA company). ARMA Law provides a client update regarding this regulation in both Bahasa Indonesia (here) and English (here). 

This client update is the property of ARMA Law and intended for providing general information and should not be treated as legal advice, nor shall it be relied upon by any party for any circumstance. ARMA Law has no intention to provide a specific legal advice with regard to this client update.

October 14, 2019

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