Entries by Rara Kinasih

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OpenPort Tech To Cut Down Indonesia’s Logistics Costs

Indonesia’s logistics costs are 24% of GDP, currently the highest in the region. The country’s logistics performance index (LPI) also lags behind its neighboring countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and even Vietnam, according to World Bank but Hong Kong-based digital logistics startup OpenPort is attempting to lower Indonesia’s logistics cost via technology. The platform enables clients to track the entire […]

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Chinese Phonemaker OnePlus Quits Indonesia

OnePlus blames Indonesia’s complex and strict regulations on imported smartphones for its decision. Last year, the government passed a law that requires imported 4G phones to contain 30 percent locally sourced components. OnePlus failed to complete the mandatory certification process on time and the investments needed to comply with the new regulation, set to take effect in […]


Alibaba Hosted Intellectual Property Event Following Counterfeit Controversy

Alibaba held an “Inaugural Rights Holders Collaboration Summit” involving international brands and the Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement community to fight against counterfeit products, Retail News Asia reports. Over 100 Chinese and international brands, as well as trade associations attended the event including Adidas, Apple, Burberry and Louis Vuitton including the Quality Brand Protection Committee. This […]