Hey, apparently TikTok has an e-commerce permit from July 2023: Okezone techno

JAKARTA – pros and cons social commerce in Indonesia later TikTok Store keep rolling. Several parties have urged the government to shut down the TikTok store as it is considered harmful to MSMEs and violates permissions. But it’s true?

Previously, Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs Teten Masduki openly stated that his ministry did not have the authority to close TikTok stores in Indonesia. They just want to protect SMEs because imported products come at very low prices.

“Let us not let our MSMEs die with the influx of consumer goods so cheap that they are almost unreasonably sold on digital platforms,” Teten said Thursday (9/21/2023).

Furthermore, according to him, the authority and regulation relating to the TikTok Shop lies with the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Commerce. So, what is the TikTok store like in Indonesia?

It turns out that according to the Minister of Communication and Information, Budi Arie Setiadi, TikTok has had a business license for e-commerce since July 2023. Budi confirmed this directly to TikTok’s management when he was summoned some time ago.

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“I asked TikTok, do you have a social media permit? They said they already had an e-commerce permit in July, so nothing was violated according to applicable law,” Budi said when he met the media on Thursday ( 21/9/2023).

Meanwhile, regarding the predatory pricing claims made by TikTok Shop, Kominfo will still carry out further studies.

“So we will continue to look at whether they are engaging in predatory pricing or unfair competition or goods that could harm consumers,” he concluded.

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