Is TikTok Shop Really Reopening on November 10, 2023?

Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan/special

PROGRES.ID – The issue of TikTok Shop reopening on November 10, 2023 has caused a stir in the TikTok social media world.

Several accounts have shared information about this, although the original source of the article is unclear and difficult to verify its authenticity.

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One of them is the @zo***** account, which claims that TikTok Shop will be returning soon.

“According to a reliable source from TikTok Shop, it is planned to reopen no later than November 10, 2023. We can be sure that there will be interesting changes in terms of updates and security,” they stated on Friday (10/13/2023), as quoted by CNBC Indonesia.

Additionally, other accounts such as @ko*******s also provided similar explanations.

However, the Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan, stated that there has been no application for permission from TikTok to operate as an e-commerce platform up to this point.

He even admitted that he had only heard about this news recently.

“There hasn’t been [any application]. I haven’t heard of it,” he said after the inauguration of the CPO Exchange at the Hotel Mulia in South Jakarta on Friday (10/13/2023).

Zulkifli Hasan, known as Zulhas, emphasized that TikTok must apply for permission as an e-commerce platform first.

The Indonesian government has pledged to assist in the licensing process.

“Of course, if there is an application, once again, we do not prohibit, we will regulate. If someone wants to handle it, the government’s duty is to serve. However, it must comply with the applicable rules,” he added, as quoted by CNBC Indonesia.

As of now, there has been no official meeting between the government and TikTok regarding TikTok Shop licensing.

Zulhas stressed that the government does not prohibit the presence of TikTok Shop, but business operators in Indonesia must adhere to the existing regulations.

“Have I met with them? No, not yet. So, we need to regulate. How can trade be unregulated? How can transactions in commerce be unregulated? Therefore, we need to regulate, and this applies not only to one company but generally, including social media, social commerce, and e-commerce,” he concluded.

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