Indonesia’s tech news snapshot for July 2023 captured items spanning digital fisheries management, the forthcoming Tech In Asia conference in Jakarta, and restrictions on sales of goods from digital platforms as a move to support local businesses in Indonesia.
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- Indonesia: eFishery aquaculture firm raised $200M Series D, aiming to implement services across 1M aquaculture ponds in Indonesia by 2025 and expansion overseas
‘Huzaifah saw how tech was disrupting sectors like commerce, financial services and media, but “fish farming practice never changed in the last 30 years. I found it quite ironic that many innovations are developed to solve issues for urban citizens, like online shopping and food deliveries, but the essential sectors, such as agriculture and aquaculture, see almost zero digital innovation.”’
- Indonesia to set restrictions on sales of goods from digital marketplaces, curbing imports below $100 and potentially imposing permits requirements and tax payments like other small businesses
“The rules would be a direct hit to online players who are looking to grow their presence in Southeast Asia’s biggest digital market through cross-border e-commerce. The restrictions could mean that companies such as TikTok won’t be able to directly sell inexpensive goods made, for instance, in China, in their online marketplaces — a move aimed at protecting local Indonesian businesses.”
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