Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution finally launched on Monday the Online Single Submission (OSS), a web-based business licensing system intended to cut the red tape involved in obtaining business permits.
“The operation of the OSS will effectively start throughout Indonesia and is accessible anytime and anywhere,” he said during the launch event in Jakarta on Monday, adding that Investors could still arrange business licenses by visiting One-Stop Integrated Service (PTSP) outlets available throughout Indonesia.
Darmin emphasized that the Office of Coordinating Economic Ministry had assumed the role of operator of the OSS until the Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM) was ready to take over, with the preparations estimated to take around six months.
He added that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would take a look at the OSS system “in a few days” to formally launch the service.
However, Darmin said the OSS system would not be able to provide business permits for companies in the financial and mining sectors, as the licensing procedures were still under the authority of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry for the mining sector and Bank Indonesia and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) for the financing sector.
Darmin said the two sectors’ exclusion was because of “differences in the logics of the licensing procedures.”
Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong said the launch of the OSS reflected the government’s commitment to “once and for all” synchronize the various licensing permits throughout the archipelago.
He reiterated that the BKPM would support the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister in the implementation of Government Regulation (PP) 24/2018, which is the legal basis of the OSS as a single gateway for license processing in the country.