JAKARTA – PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) is acquitted from the sanction of the unilateral control charge over the partnership with Agenpos in Indonesia. The said verdict was read by the Committee Assembly of the Indonesian Competition Committee (lit. Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha/KPPU) in Jakarta yesterday (8/2).

In the press release quoted today (9/2), Deswin Nur, Head of Public Relations and Cooperation Bureau of KPPU, revealed that the Committee Assembly suggested three recommendations to Pos Indonesia. They include providing communication methods through public convention, providing consultation and meeting sessions for Agenpos to present its opinions, immediately informing them of every change made regarding the service fees to Agenpos, and amending cooperation agreement if there are any altered conditions, including the amount of service fee.

“The Court Assembly asks the directors of Pos Indonesia to report the implementation of the first and second points of recommendations at least six months after the legal decision took effect,” Nur further ordered.

KPPU found that Pos Indonesia does not need any negotiation made with Agenpos. Thus, the partnership is not considered prohibited as stated in Act No.20/2008 regarding Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Pos Indonesia was reported to KPPU regarding unilateral control over postal agent partnership on November 26, 2019. It is regulated in Article 35 Section 1 of Act No.20/2008 concerning MSMEs. Pos Indonesia was said to alter the service fee of Agenpos one-sidedly, without informing any parties from Agenpos, and make other solitary decisions regarding its partnership with Agenpos. (LK/ZH)