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BritCham Business Snapshots EXTRA
#29 May 2020
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A Personal Message From Executive Director (Friday, May 29th)
Dear Members and Friends,

The vast majority of our members are engaged in providing support to regions, communities, healthcare institutions and their own teams during these extraordinary times. Thank you for responding to requests for information via our Buddy system. BritCham is also delighted to be delivering 1700 litres of hand-sanitizer to the Mayor of Bogor’s office. This support initiative has been driven by our Chairman, Ainsley Mann.
The Idul Fitri break has been and gone. In spite of announcements to re-open malls my numerous conversations with members suggest that everyone is holding their breaths and hoping that the movements over the last 10 days will not prove to have set back plans for a recovery to a new normal.

At a governmental level, MoF and BI delivered an investor relations briefing earlier in the week. They confirmed that the National Economic Recovery Programme is mobilized to support across groups: consumption support for the poor, loan interest relief for micro, small and medium-sized companies, tax relief and deferrals for all companies, fiscal support for SOEs in need and a range of support targeted sectorally and regionally.
Click here to listen to the recording of the entire call
Regionally, DIT and partners have developed a repository of the measures governments across Asia Pacific have adopted to support business. This is hosted by Asia House on their website and signposts businesses to the most up to date information and guidance. DIT is also keen to work with Chamber members in responding to any market specific queries generated by this resource. To access this resource, click below.
Asia Pacific Response Resource
Over the last few weeks, I have been recording conversations with interesting people in particularly interesting sectors and with fascinating insights to share. Today we are pleased to publish the first of our BritCham Podcast Series, with Andy Abram, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Jakarta.
Click here to listen to the podcast
Our webinars continue to attract great audience numbers and now new webinar event sponsors. Over the last week, we have hosted our first two of our BritCham Digital Transformation Series. These are now added to our library of webinar recordings.
  • May 28th, 2020 | Digital is Your New Front Door: How to Exploit and Manage These New Opportunities | HERE

  • May 22nd, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia Webinar - NEW : Digital Transformation Series | HERE

  • May 19th, 2020 | Leadership & Adaptability: The C-Suite Needs to Know These 12 Leadership Practices For Disruptive Times - a one hour sharing session strictly for executives, directors and senior managers | HERE

  • May 18th, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia Webinar : Our COVID-19 Story: West Java - Challenges, Wins, Collaborations, Opportunities with Governor Ridwan Kamil (Governor of West Java) | HERE

  • May 12th, 2020 | PWG : Women and Realizations in the “NEW NORMAL” Beyond COVID-19 | HERE

  • May 6th, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia Webinar : DKI Jakarta Takes on COVID-19 Business Communities have Roles and Responsibilities | HERE

  • May 5th, 2020 | Tax Round-table with The Fry Group for BRITISH expat temporarily re-positioned. Essential considerations | HERE

  • May 4th, 2020 | Buka Puasa with Britcham |HERE

  • Apr 30th, 2020 | The British Chambers of Commerce – business and trade in the midst and after the COVID-19 crisis | HERE

  • Apr 23rd, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia WEBINAR SERIES : Cash Flow Strategies & The Need to Think Beyond These Distressed Times | HERE

  • Apr 17th, 2020 | Q&A Session with British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste | HERE

  • Apr 16th, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia WEBINAR SERIES : Human Capital - To Cull or to Nurture Your Human Assets? |HERE

  • Apr 9th, 2020 | BritCham Indonesia WEBINAR SERIES: Continuity in Education during the COVID-19 Challenge - Parents' Concerns Addressed | HERE
As you will have seen, we continue to work hard to continue to deliver business intelligence, useful information and opportunities to expand your networks, virtually. As always, I am very keen to hear of other ideas and suggestions of how we can add to activity menu. Please drop a note to me to the Whats App number below.

My team and I wish you a relaxing long weekend. Please continue to follow guidance and stay safe.

Our best wishes

Chris Wren
+44 7561 485733
Regulations relating to British Nationals Returning to Indonesia
  • Circular Letter of RI Minister of Health on the Handling of Returning Indonesian Citizens and the Arrival of Foreign Nationals from Overseas at Soekarno Hatta Airport and Juanda Airport [Official | MoFA Circular Note & Unofficial Translation]. Issued on May 22, 2020.

  • BRITISH & other foreign nationals with work and residence permits are required to obtain a PCR test PRIOR to checking in for a flight returning you to Indonesia. The test certificate should be within 7 days of arrival. If you already have a negative PCR test result, you will not have to take the Rapid/PCR test again. Otherwise, you must take rapid test upon arrival, 1) if the result is reactive you will be referred to the local emergency hospital/ referral hospital; 2) if the result is non-reactive, you must take the PCR test and be quarantined at your own expense until your PCR test result is issued. This is for guidance and you should always check the latest government advice.

  • As the British Embassy/Consulate in Indonesia do not have the capacity to receive your health clearance, please submit your health clearance to the medical team at the airport to be forwarded to the local Health Office for supervising your 14-days self-quarantine.

  • British Nationals who find difficulties or have queries on RI entry requirements, please contact the consular service of the British Embassy in Jakarta at 0212356-5200 (available 24/7) or send an email to

Updates from Indonesia
BritCham's Full Update on COVID - 19
Member and Stakeholder events that might interest you :
Food & Hospitality Talk Webinar Series-2 “Ecosystem Delivery of B2B for Food Industry”
For more details visit our website and
follow our social media Instagram @fhtbali Facebook Page Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali
Organised by Pamerindo Indonesia and Informa Markets
BiSEA-Around our Region


  • COVID-19 Pivots Malaysian Healthcare Industry | June 4 | 16.00 Jakarta Time | Fee applies | RSVP
  • Post Crisis Business Landscape: How Do We Navigate Through it? | June 10 | 10.00 Jakarta Time | Fee applies | RSVP

  • Technology Resiliency During and Following COVID-19 | June 3 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | RSVP
  • Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak: M&A considerations | June 10 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | RSVP
  • Microfinance and Fintech in Myanmar amid COVID-19 | June 11 | 4 PM Jakarta Time | Fee Applies | RSVP

  • Mergers & Acquisitions in an Unpredictable Environment | June 2 | 8 AM Jakarta Time | Fee applies | RSVP
  • Sustainable Business: Kickstarting a Decade of Action | June 18 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | RSVP

  • British Community Webinar - British Embassy COVID-19 Update #3 | June 2 | 02.00 PM Jakarta Time | FREE | RSVP 
  • BCCT Webinar #21 - Updates and Changes to Labour Laws | June 4 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | Fee Applies | RSVP
  • BCCT Webinar #23 - Impact of the Coronavirus on the Thai Economy | June 9 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | Fee Applies | RSVP
  • BCCT Speed Webinar #6 - Preparing for the ‘New Normal’ | June 10 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | Fee Applies | RSVP
  • BCCT Speed Webinar #7 - Behaviours for Leaders through Any Crisis | June 11 | 4 PM Jakarta Time | Free of Charge | RSVP

  • (Webinar) International Valuation Standards (IVS) and the Value of RICS Valuer | June 24 | 3 PM Jakarta Time | RSVP
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