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Indonesia eyes October to conclude CEPA negotiations with South Korea
Indonesia is targeting substantial conclusion to negotiations on the draft of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with South Korea in October 2019, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated.
Seed patent protection in FTA castrated the farmers’ rights
The government of Indonesian is aggressively increasing the negotiation of international trade agreements governing seed patents for corporations.
Indonesian civil society groups protest RCEP trade deal
Indonesian civil society groups protested against the RCEP trade agreement last Friday, arguing that the agreement promotes corporate rights over people’s rights
Setting sights on ‘free trade’ Africa
Indonesia has caught the African fever, but with AfCFTA, it can do a lot more and faster in tapping the growing economic and business opportunities on offer
EU vs. Indonesia: Is it really a trade war?
The European Union has slapped countervailing tariffs on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The southeast Asian country has threatened to retaliate but experts say counter tariffs could be self-destructive.
VP targets free trade talks to conclude by 2019-end
Vice President Jusuf Kalla has set a target to finalize talks on the free trade agreement between Indonesia and countries or regions, with potential market, by the end of the year.
Report of the 8th round of negotiations for a FTA between the EU and Indonesia
The eighth round showed continued progress, with further text consolidation in most chapters under negotiation.
IE-CEPA ratification expected to be completed in 2020: Deputy Minister
After a seven-year negotiation, Indonesia and the four EFTA countries — Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein — signed the IE-CEPA last December.
Indonesian delegation to arrive soon for FTA talks
Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan stressed the need for enhancing bilateral relations with Pakistan, particularly in the fields of trade, culture, education and people-to-people contacts.
Hopeful of addressing India’s concerns in RCEP: Indonesian Trade Minister
The ASEAN troika led by Indonesia had a “fruitful” and “very frank” dialogue with India on the RCEP and efforts are on to address Delhi’s concerns ahead of a meeting on the proposed trade agreement in China.
New Indonesian-Japanese deal to be signed in late 2019
The Indonesian and Japanese governments are now working to complete the countries’ new economic partnership agreement, which is expected to be signed late this year.
Indonesia eyes trade partnership with Latin America through Argentina
The Indonesian government is seeking better market access to the Latin American region through the establishment of a working group with Argentina, a member state of South American economic bloc Mercosur.
ASEAN to send envoys to break RCEP deadlocks
ASEAN economic ministers have agreed to have representatives from Indonesia and Thailand, as well as ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, engage with Indian officials over deadlocks in the negotiations of the bloc’s most strategic trade agreement.
Free trade talks with Indonesia next month
Pakistan and Indonesia are set to hold talks over the conversion of Preferential Trade Agree­ment (PTA) to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, as the respective ministries have started their homework in this regard.
Labor holds off supporting Indonesian free trade agreement
ALP had pledged to renegotiate agreement if it won office but will now wait until parliament resume to decide whether to ratify it
Switzerland expedites Indonesia-EFTA CEPA ratification
The Swiss Federal Council issued an official document related to the CEPA between Indonesia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states and proposed it to the Swiss Parliament for endorsement.
Old agreements must be terminated to bring life to investment
Indonesia and Australia should agree to terminate the BIT upon entry into force of the IA-CEPA regardless of whether it ultimately includes an ISDS mechanism.
Is Indonesia’s IPR Framework incompatible with RCEP?
On intellectual property rights, there’s a serious gap between domestic Indonesian law and the structures of the proposed RCEP
Indonesia, South Korea target to complete IK-CEPA talks this year
Indonesia and South Korea aim to complete negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) this year to boost bilateral trade and other economic relations.
Government concealed failure to cancel the old, worse version of ISDS in new Indonesia trade deal
Detailed scrutiny of the text of the recent Indonesia trade deal has revealed that there are no provisions to cancel the old 1993 Indonesia-Australia bilateral investment agreement.