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Indonesian free-trade deal delayed
The free-trade deal appears to be on hold as Indonesia is angry about Australia’s potential move of an embassy to Jerusalem.
Switzerland should stop pushing for TRIPS-plus measures in trade agreement with Indonesia
Swiss and Norwegians civil society groups addressed their serious concerns over TRIPS-plus provisions being included in the trade agreement under negotiation between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Indonesia.
Govt to ratify seven trade agreements without House approval
The government has decided to ratify seven international trade agreements without the approval of the House of Representatives.
Indonesia-EFTA CEPA TRIPS-plus, threat for access to medicines and the right to health of millions of people in Indonesia
In many countries, the implementation of the TRIPS-plus measures has significantly increased the cost of medicines.
Indonesia to ratify Pakistan trade deal to protect palm oil exports
The Indonesian government will push ahead and ratify a trade deal with Pakistan to protect $1.5 billion in annual palm oil exports to the South Asia nation, a cabinet minister said.
Australia Indonesia free trade deal to be signed next week
The two countries plan to ink the agreement on November 14, the second day of the ASEAN summit in Singapore.
‘Pakistan-Indonesia PTA could be upgraded to FTA’
Indonesia is expanding trade partnerships with different countries and economic blocs and a free trade agreement (FTA) with Pakistan is a part of the plans, said Indonesia Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita.
Miners want ISDS in Indonesia free trade agreement
Businesses in the mining sector and beyond insist protection for Australian investors in Indonesia is required in a free trade deal.
Indonesia, Egypt to sign PTA, FTA deals to raise trade volume 300%
Indonesia and Egypt will sign a preferential trade agreement and are negotiating a free trade agreement.
Free trade agreement between EFTA and Indonesia concluded in substance
On 1 November, negotiations on a free trade agreement between EFTA and Indonesia were concluded in substance, with Switzerland acting as lead negotiator. The agreement means 98% of Swiss goods will be exempt from customs duties in medium term.
Indonesia, Switzerland committed to concluding IE-CEPA
The five countries are expected to announce the completion of the negotiation in a ministerial meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on Nov. 23.
Saudi Arabia, Indonesia eye trade deals
Indonesia is currently proposing to have a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the GCC countries
BIT Indonesia-Singapore: "Indonesia Sovereignty is Threatened by the Foreign Investor Lawsuit"
Indonesian Civil Society, urge the Government not to ratify the recently signed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Singapore said it will threatens the state’s sovereignty. Besides signing the BIT, Indonesia-Singapore also signed MoU on Investment Cooperation for sectors such as Industry 4.0, tourism, financial technology, and education.
Australia-Indonesia free trade deal safe for now but Malaysian criticism swift
Indonesia could delay signing a planned free trade deal with Australia if Prime Minister Scott Morrison formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, political analysts suggest, as the move would provoke deep anger in the lead up to the Muslim nation’s presidential election.
Indonesia FTA in doubt as Labor tightens trade rules
The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia is in peril after Labor said it would not ratify the deal, or any other FTA in the pipeline, unless provisions allowing the importation of foreign workers and the ability of foreign governments to sue, were stripped out.
Singapore, Indonesia ink pact to offer protection, global arbitration access to investors
Singapore and Indonesia signed an agreement to promote and protect investments, with the treaty promising Singapore companies operating in Indonesia protection and access to international arbitration in the event of investment disputes.
Palm oil to remain part of free trade talks despite opposition
The Swiss Senate has narrowly voted against proposals to exclude palm from any free trade agreement with Malaysia and Indonesia.
Palm oil lobbyist negotiates with Bern
The chief negotiator of Indonesia sits on the board of directors of the Indonesian company Astra Agro Lestari, one of the country’s largest palm oil producers.
Un accord de libre-échange Suisse-Indonésie serait à bout touchant
L’Indonésie n’exige plus l’abolition de droits de douane à l’importation de son huile de palme, produit contesté en Suisse, et accepte des règles strictes en matière de propriété intellectuelle.
Negotiation update: “ How is the progress of RCEP and IEU CEPA negotiations?”
Representatives from the Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice held a meeting with an Indonesian Trade Official and discussed the development of information on the RCEP and Indonesia EU CEPA negotiating rounds.