It is now more than eight years since the 2009 Law on Mineral and Coal Mining No. 4 of 2009 (the “Mining Law”) was promulgated. While various implementing regulations, including a number of amendments, have been issued by the Government in pursuing the goals of the Mining Law, there remain many challenges for investors, particularly in the current low commodity price environment.
These challenges apply for holders of both contracts of Work (“CoWs”) and Coal contracts of Work (“CCoWs”) issued under the pre-2009 mining regime, as well as holders of Mining Business Licences (Izin Usaha Pertambangan, or “IUPs”) issued under the new regime.
Our guide has been written as a general investment and taxation tool for all stakeholders and those interested in the mining sector in Indonesia. We have therefore endeavoured to create a publication which can be of use to existing investors, potential investors, and others who might have an interest in the status of this important sector in Indonesia.