Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Minister of Investment and Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia emphasized that TikTok will not be allowed to operate a TikTok Shop, as long as they have not obtained an e-commerce business permit.
Therefore, BKPM will not allow TikTok Shop to return without an e-commerce permit. As is known, viral news stated that the TikTok Shop would reopen on November 10 2023.
“If he doesn’t get an e-commerce permit, we won’t give him permission. Don’t play around, the state can’t regulate entrepreneurs, but entrepreneurs can’t be arbitrary, if they don’t comply, we’ll make them obey,” he said in press conference for investment realization in the third quarter of 2023, Friday (20/10/2023).
The Ministry of Trade (Kemendag) previously opened its voice regarding TikTok Shop, which reportedly will provide another live shopping feature.
The Director General of Domestic Trade (Dirjen PDN) of the Ministry of Trade, Isy Karim, said that currently TikTok has not yet received a permit for e-commerce.
“Not yet. TikTok is licensed by PSE (electronic system provider). Registration is done at Kominfo. TikTok shop is based on Minister of Trade Regulation Number 31/2023 as social-commerce. For social-commerce, the permit is given by KP3A, the representative office for foreign trade affairs which “The activities are limited to promotional means, but there are no transactions,” explained Isy Karim when met at ICE BSD Tangerang, Wednesday (18/10/2023).
Isy Karim emphasized that up to now the TikTok Shop has not yet applied for a permit from the Ministry of Trade, even though there have been many reports saying that the TikTok Shop will apply for a permit.
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