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Expatriate workers restricted 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.
21 October 2019
17 December 2020