This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B6RZ7G

Expatriate workers restricted in Indonesia

in Indonesia

Trade barrier summary

Indonesian Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 stipulates that:

- Indonesian workers should be prioritised over expatriate workers.
- an Indonesian 'understudy worker' should be assigned to each expatriate employee, to facilitate the transfer of technology and skills
- education and training is required for Indonesian workers, to gain the qualifications required to undertake the positions held by expatriate employees
- expatriate workers must be employed for more than 6 months to be eligible for relevant social security schemes
- expatriate employees are prohibited from taking up certain jobs, including human resources

This regulation replaces Presidential Regulation No. 72 of 2014 (PR 72/2014) and came into effect 29 June 2018.

Sectors affected

  • All sectors



Date reported

21 October 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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