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Indonesia expresses interest in joining CPTPP
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto conveyed Indonesia’s interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) during a meeting with United Kingdom (UK) Minister of State for Indo-Pacific.
Indonesia maintains its position not to accede to UPOV 1991
Indonesia reiterated its position not to accede to the UPOV 1991 to ensure policy space to protect smallholder farmers’ seed systems and plant genetic resources.
I-EAEU FTA negotiations agreed on two more chapters: Trade Ministry
Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade stated that negotiations on the Indonesia-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement have reached the fourth round, where the two parties agreed on two additional chapters.
Trade agreements’ influence on the global mineral transition in critical raw materials
Trade agreements shape the global minerals transition by determining access to essential raw materials, influencing investment decisions, and enforcing environmental and social regulations. This article examines the underlying agenda of trade agreements in shaping the global minerals transition, including how they affect the distribution of benefits and risks.
Indonesia, Sri Lanka launch preferential trade agreement negotiations
During the launch, both countries found the PTA to become a key building block towards a free trade agreement.
Indonesia stresses on active, fair participation of all IPEF partners
Indonesia emphasized active and fair participation of all Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries in implementing the cooperation framework, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said.
Indonesia and Malaysia explore ASEAN-Egypt free trade agreements
Egyptian, Malaysian, and Indonesian trade officials met to discuss efforts to explore an ASEAN-EEgypt free trade agreement, as Egypt has long been a business partner for ASEAN countries.
UK team heads back to London with Round 14 of FTA talks still open
The understanding is that the fourteenth round of negotiations remains “open and progress continues” but the team did not get what was needed to close all the outstanding issues.
Indonesia still wants to secure EU trade pact this year
Indonesia and the European Union (EU) recently held the 17th round of negotiations on their long-awaited trade agreement in Bandung. During this round, the two parties reached a "technical conclusion" on three chapters of the pact, including sustainable food systems, technical barriers to trade, and institutional provisions.
Indonesia and EU discuss intellectual property in trade deal negotiations
Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights discussed the intellectual property (IP) chapter during the 17th Round of Negotiations of the IEU-CEPA Working Group on Intellectual Property (WGIP).
IEU-CEPA: 17th negotiation round discusses trade barriers
Indonesia and the European Union discussed technical barriers in trade, sustainable food system cooperation, and institutional provisions during the 17th Round of Negotiations on the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA).
Environmental equity in the Indonesia-EU CEPA
The EU and Indonesia have differing approaches to incorporating sustainable development principles into trade agreements. While the EU focuses on maintaining high environmental and labor standards, it prefers to keep these standards separate from broader trade and economic considerations. In contrast, Indonesia advocates for a more balanced approach that integrates economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.
Indonesia seeks EU trade deal to compete against Vietnamese footwear
Indonesia wants to secure a trade deal with the European Union (EU) in hopes that Jakarta can compete with fellow ASEAN member Vietnam, particularly on footwear exports, according to a senior minister.
Iran to ink free trade deals with certain nations
Iran is planning to sign free trade agreements with Syria, Venezuela, Pakistan, and one Eastern European country. He also said that Iran is seeking preferential trade agreements with Indonesia and some East Asian countries.
Indonesia eyes CPTPP to enter Latin American market
Indonesia explores the CPTPP as a gateway to the Latin American market, with Chief Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto emphasizing its potential to boost exports.
Indonesia implemented three trade agreements in 2023: Minister
The Indonesian government started implementing three international trade agreements involving the United Arab Emirates, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and South Korea in 2023.
Indonesia, Japan to implement amended economic partnership agreement
In recent years, Indonesia has sought several changes to the IJEPA, aiming to facilitate the access of its processed seafood, including canned tuna, to the Japanese market.
Indonesia optimistic IEAEU-FTA negotiations can be completed in 2024
Indonesia is optimistic that negotiations of the Indonesia-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (IEAEU-FTA) can be completed in 2024 following the agreement on the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter.
Peoples’ economic sovereignty and human rights protection must be prioritized over Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiation
The Indonesian Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice (MKE) urges the Government of Indonesia to stop free trade negotiations with the European Union by adhering to the main principles of international cooperation in accordance with the Constitution.
S. Korea, Indonesia discuss ways to improve bilateral free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia held their first round of talks to discuss measures to improve their bilateral free trade agreement and review its progress.