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General Food Safety Regulations in Indonesia (Vol. 2): Genetic Engineering, Packaging, Labelling, and Advertising

Indonesia has several laws that regulate food safety. In the previous issue of this newsletter, we identified the key laws governing food safety in Indonesia, and also discussed the regulation of food additives, insecticides and novel foods.
In continuance of our first article on “General Food Safety Regulation in Indonesia”, in this article, we will focus on the regulation of genetic engineering of food, along with the regulation of manufacturing, packaging, labelling and advertisement of food in Indonesia. In Indonesia, there (still) are no comprehensive regulations on genetically engineered products (“GMP”); however, Government Regulation No. 21 of 2005 on Biological Safety of Genetic Engineering Products (“GR No. 21”) remains the most relevant. According...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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町田 憲昭


  • Partner
  • Jakarta*1

Noriaki’s practice covers various M&A transactions, cross border deals, and day-to-day commercial businesses, with a focus on Indonesia and other South East Asia countries-related matters. He has working experience in Indonesia approximately 7 years. As a leading partner of our Indonesia practice, Noriaki provides a tailored legal services in a timely and flexible manner.



  • Partner
  • Singapore

Ikang has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients across various industry sectors such construction, finance, IT, manufacturing, real estate, labor, dispute resolution, and criminal investigation. Ikang has assisted in various high-profile M&A transactions and has a good connection with Indonesian government authorities. He also advises on day-to-day corporate/commercial issues and licensing, including on investments at all stages, from inception to post-closing operations. As a partner of Indonesian practice in our Singapore Office and cross-border team, Ikang provides a tailored legal services in a timely and flexible manner.


Grazia is a member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and a certified Data Protection Officer (DPO) by Indonesian Association of Data Privacy Professionals (APPDI) . Aside from her active legal practice, Grazia is devoted to contribute back to her community in Bali, Indonesia, through a non-profit initiative which she co-founded to help more women gain access to higher education.