Indonesia signed a major comprehensive FTA with Japan in 2007. Right now, it is negotiating with New Zealand, Australia and India, while it is expected that talks with EFTA will commence soon.

As member of ASEAN, Indonesia is also party to FTAs with China, India, Korea, Australia and New Zealand and Japan. In February 2012 it signed a preferential trade agreement with Pakistan which the two governments intend to turn into an FTA in the near future.

last update: May 2012


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  • 26-Nov-2015 The Jakarta Post RI-EU CEPA paves way for TPP
    The Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which is expected to come into effect within the next two years, is likely to ready Indonesia to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • 27-Oct-2015 The Jakarta Post Do we need investment treaties?
    The essential purpose of investment treaties is to promote and protect foreign investment. This view is likely to be the reasoning of Indonesia when making bilateral investment treaties.
  • 15-Jun-2015 Vietnam signs FTA with EEU: What about Indonesia?
    In its quest for new markets and more opportunities, Vietnam — the rising star of ASEAN — signed a historic free trade agreement (FTA) with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on May 29 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
  • 5-Jun-2015 Today Indonesia not renewing 2005 bilateral agreement
    Indonesia has informed Singapore that it does not want to continue with a bilateral agreement signed in 2005 by both countries to promote greater investment flows, and this is an issue that must be addressed for both nations to boost economic ties, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
  • 11-May-2015 Jakarta Post RI to resume free trade talks with EU next month
    The Indonesian government is to restart long-delayed negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) with the European Union on 15 June.
  • 20-Apr-2015 Reuters Indonesia to push for free trade pacts with South Korea, EEA
    Indonesia will aggressively pursue talks on free trade agreements with countries such as South Korea and the three European Economic Area (EEA) nations, in its latest move to boost exports, a government official said on Monday.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Jakarta Post Pakistan aims for FTA with Indonesia to further boost trade
    Pakistan is aiming to start negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia sometime this year, to expand on the current preferential trade agreement (PTA), which began in 2013.
  • 19-Mar-2015 Asia One Indonesia to resume free-trade talks
    Indonesia will resume free trade and economic partnership negotiations with important trading partners as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s administration steps up efforts to boost exports amid the country’s economic slowdown.
  • 26-Feb-2015 IGJ Update on Indonesia BITs review
    Indonesia for Global Justice together with Indonesian civil society networks met with the Director of Bilateral Cooperation of Investment Coordinating Board, Fritz Horas Silalahi, in Jakarta to discuss the review of Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITS).
  • 7-Jan-2015 Jakarta Globe Indonesia mulls canceling trade pact with Japan after years of deficit
    Indonesia is considering a halt to the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, as the deal fails to boost the Southeast Asian country’s trade with Japan since it has posted a deficit for every year since 2008.
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