The Joint industry letter was collectively sent by multiple associations comprising of the world’s most innovative companies, representing every part of the technology sector. Many of our companies are indigenous to Indonesia, and we are substantial contributors to a vibrant Indonesian information and communication technology (ICT) sector. For all of us, Indonesia is an essential market.
These are exceptionally challenging times globally for individuals, governments, and businesses. We appreciate that the current priority of the Government of Indonesia, and of governments around the world, must be to mount the strongest possible economic and public health response to the outbreak of COVID-19. At a time when governments and firms alike are under immense economic strain, we applaud President Widodo and other G20 leaders for their commitment to realizing a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable, and stable trade and investment environment, and to keep global markets open. We are further encouraged by G20 leaders’ reaffirmed support for the ongoing, multilateral negotiations at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the taxation challenges arising from the digitalization of the global economy.