JAKARTA, 16 July 2021 – NSLIC held an online coordination meeting for local economic development as national support for certification and distribution permits for regional leading commodity derivative products.
More than 300 participants from Ministries/Institutions as well as MSMEs in various regions attended this webinar.
The event embarked with remarks by Melisa Go, Senior Development Officer of Global Affairs Canada as the representative of the Government of Canada and Mohammad Roudo, Director of Regional II of the Ministry of National Development Planning as the main partner in development cooperation. NSLIC Project Director, Cavelle Dove in her speech expressed her hope that all of us can learn, share on progress, challenges, and solutions to licensing issues and to improve coordination so that local MSMEs can continue to develop their products and access the market.
NSLIC also shared its experiences related to the process of obtaining product certification and licensing in Gorontalo Province, Southeast Sulawesi Province and selected areas in the Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF) program. Constraints that are commonly faced are lengthy procedures, difficulty in fulfilling requirements, high costs, and lack of MSME infrastructure. In this webinar, it was also conveyed that most of the NSLIC-assisted MSMEs did not understand the procedures, requirements and benefits of licensing due to incomplete and accurate information.
The Director of High Risk Food Supervision and New Technology of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) explained on which products must be registered at BPOM, the difference between BPOM distribution permit and Home Industry Processed Food Production Certificate (SPP-IRT), how to obtain a BPOM distribution permit, and tips on preparing the required documents.
The Halal Product Assurance Administration Agency (BPJPH) said that halal certification is issued by BPJPH. The steps include 1) business actors submit a written application by completing documents, 2) BPJPH checks for completeness of documents, 3) determination of LPH is carried out within a maximum period of one day, 4) products are inspected and tested, 5) BPJPH receives and verify the results of the examination, 6) MUI holds a halal fatwa session and issues a decision to determine the halal of the product in a maximum of three days, 7) BPJPH issues a Halal Certificate which is valid for four years.
Based on the explanation from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, trademarks for products and services must be registered so that they can be legally protected within a period of 10 years. The terms and procedures for applying for a mark are as follows: 1) application is submitted via https://merek.dgip.go.id/ 2) payment is made via simpaki https://simpaki.dgip.go.id/ 3) attaches a brand label, letter power of attorney, proof of priority, and digital signature.
Participate in this webinar the Ministry of Agriculture explained about business and commercial licensing of MSMEs in the agricultural sector. The Ministry of Agriculture’s licensing process has also been carried out electronically.
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