Law No. 3 of 2020 concerning amendments to Law No. 4 of 2009 (“the New Mining Law”) has majorly revised various provisions of the Mining Law.
There are many challenges in implementing the Mining Law and other regulations related to mining activities, particularly in disputes of ownership of shares in companies, overlaps of mining area, sale and purchase of mining commodities, mining service contracts, and investment failures.
The Mining Law has not yet resolved legal issues related to licensing, processing and/or refining, protection the affected community, and sanctions. Therefore, on 12 May 2020, the House of Representative (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat “DPR”) passed the Bill of the Mining Law. As of 10th June 2020, this Mining Bill has been signed by President Joko Widodo and passed into the New Mining Law (Law no. 3 of 2020).