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DPR asks palm oil’s inclusion in IEU-CEPA
The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV has urged the government to include palm oil in the negotiations on Indonesia - European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement/IEU-CEPA).
South Korea and Indonesia reach final agreement on free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia on Monday wound up seven and a half years of negotiations on a free trade deal, with an agreement to remove tariffs on steel, autos and beer.
By the way: what’s free about free trade?
The very idea of a free trade agreement is a contradiction. You don’t need a complex agreement to trade freely.
Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite protest
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on economic and trade partnership with the European Union despite a fresh spat following a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil by 2021.
Governmental action against the Indonesian palm oil industry
SOMO researchers undertook a research project to identify cases when Indonesian governmental entities took steps to investigate, engage with, convict, or penalize certain palm oil companies accused of harmful or illicit business activity.
Indonesia, Colombia to undertake feasibility study on market access
Indonesia and Colombia have agreed to shortly initiate a Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) under its efforts to tap avenues for increasing access of several Indonesian export goods to the Colombian market.
Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite friction over leaked document
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on a trade partnership with the European Union despite a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil.
Minister designates conclusion of trade negotiations as priority
Indonesian Trade Minister brought attention to prioritizing the prompt conclusion of several international trade negotiations in 2020, including RCEP and deals with Tunisia, Morocco, the EU and Turkey.
Free Trade Agreements are fueling and shaping the oppression and injustice against women
Women gathering resulted in several demands from the grassroots women, urging the new elected government of Indonesia to stop negotiating FTAs. Women demand “no more FTAs"
AFTINET fears that assurances sought by Labor will not prevent harmful impacts from Indonesia and other trade deals
Organisations representing millions of Australians wrote to Labor MPs last week asking them to implement their policies against harmful proposals including special rights for foreign investors to sue governments for millions over domestic laws.
Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia
Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
Indonesia says talks concluded with South Korea for economic partnership
Indonesian and South Korean ministers signed on Wednesday a deal marking the conclusion of negotiations on the substance of an economic agreement, the Indonesian trade ministry said.
Trio of free-trade deals before parliament
The Morrison government hopes to pass legislation cobbling together three free-trade deals within months. Draft legislation to lock in trade pacts with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru was introduced to parliament on Wednesday.
ISDS lawsuit: When corporation ignores state sovereignty
The book aims to provide an understanding to the public about ISDS mechanism, by providing a clear description of real impact caused by ISDS lawsuit faced by Indonesia.
Australian red meat industry urges FTA ratification
The Australian red meat industry is calling on the government to ratify the free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong without delay.
Trade deals putting corporates before people and environment
Community groups representing millions say trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru put corporate rights before people and environment and urge Labor and cross-bench to oppose them.
S. Korea, Indonesia to hold 10th round of trade talks
South Korea’s trade ministry said plans to hold another round of negotiations with Indonesia on a comprehensive trade agreement, as Asia’s No. 4 economy continues efforts to expand its export portfolio in the Southeast Asian market.
Indonesia gets Rp 232 billion grant from EU to ease trade negotiations
The European Union has granted Indonesia Rp 232 billion (US$16.37 million) through a program dubbed ARISE+ Indonesia to improve trade conditions and capacity between 2019 and 2023.
South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia call for alternatives to ISDS in UN review
Their submissions conclude that the system is detrimental to public budgets, regulations in the public interest, democracy and the rule of law.
Indonesia trade deal faces Senate hurdles
The minister responsible for striking international trade deals is trying to ease concerns about a potential influx of Indonesian workers.