TikTok CEO Asks to Meet Jokowi, Still Confirms These Conditions Tech – 5 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – TikTok Shop officially closed in Indonesia on October 4 2023. In fact, services from TikTok can remain open in Indonesia, as long as they fulfill several conditions.

“He [TikTok] follow the rules. “We are indeed open to foreign investment,” said Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs, Teten Masduki, at the office of the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/10/2023).

Teten emphasized that TikTok needs to follow the rules regarding e-commerce services in Indonesia. This refers to Minister of Trade Regulation No. 31 of 2023 which was promulgated at the end of last September.


One of them is that TikTok Shop is not in the same application as TikTok. The reason is, social media is not allowed to be combined with e-commerce services.

“TikTok doesn’t work anymore [gabung e-commerce], Must be separated. There are different data uses for social media than people use for shopping. “It can’t be misused,” he said.

“They must have an office here and cannot have a representative office. They are Indonesian legal entities,” continued Teten.

Quoting advice from President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), Teten said TikTok needed to develop a sustainable business model. This can later be complemented in other policies related to platforms and electronic trading.

On that occasion, Teten also explained that TikTok CEO Shou Chew wrote to President Joko Widodo. Chew is said to have invited Jokowi to meet.

“Tiktok’s CEO wrote to the president wanting to meet him. He handed it over to me. I accepted that because those affected by e-commerce are MSMEs. I was asked to accept TikTok,” said Teten.

He said there was no plan yet when he would meet TikTok. Meanwhile, regarding the details of the conversation, Teten was reluctant to talk much.

“I don’t know, we will contact later,” he said. “Yes, we’ll see the details later when we find them. I was assigned by the president, so I’ll do it.”

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