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RCEP will undermine fight against COVID19 pandemic
The 15 governments must consider the adverse impact of the mega FTA and put an end to trade agreements such as RCEP as they only increase protection and power of multinational corporations.
Collectively to reject the RCEP negotiations in the middle of a pandemic
Amid the pandemic Covid-19 outbreak with the protocol health of all States, the trade negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is still ongoing. The Government should use the momentum of the pandemic to assess thorough draft related agreements RCEP.
Survival clause under Aus-Indo bit will not survive the implementation of IA-CEPA
On 5 February 2020, Australia and Indonesia signed an exchange of letters agreeing to the termination of the Aus-Indo BIT and its sunset clause.
Hong Kong-ASEAN FTA to enter into force for Indonesia: HK gov’t
The part relating to Indonesia under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Agreement (IA) between China’s Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will enter into force on July 4.
Coronavirus halts PTA bid for months
The signing of preferential trade agreements with Nepal, Bhutan and Indonesia has been delayed for months as the economy is battling the global COVID-19 fallout, officials have said.
Indonesia continue 30th round of RCEP negotiations
In the middle of a global pandemic Covid-19, Indonesia intensifies the stalled negotiations of the 30th round Negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) held by the virtual, this May.
Indonesia, EU hopeful on green agenda amid pandemic
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has revealed that hopes remain high in maintaining their diplomatic and economic ties with Indonesia, geared to fulfill the Commission’s Green Deal.
Indonesian FTA kicks in on July 5
Australia’s free trade agreement with Indonesia as its biggest neighbour will finally kick into gear on July 5.
Indonesia’s response to coronavirus threatens to increase illegal logging
It is critical that the EU, which is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with Indonesia, uses these negotiations to ask how Indonesia will protect forests, mitigate climate change and respect community tenure rights.
The impact of Corona, trade negotiations of Indonesia - European Union disrupted
Besides to the European Union, a schedule of negotiations of trade for the year is also the plan will be reviewed.
S. Korea, Indonesia vow to ink FTA amid virus pandemic
South Korea and Indonesia agreed to quickly implement it in a way that helps minimize the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic.
Palm oil politics still threaten EU–Malaysia ties
The European Union is Malaysia’s third-largest trading partner and is its largest source of foreign direct investment, and Malaysia is a major exporter of raw materials to the European Union. But politics over palm oil threaten their relationship.
Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules
The European Union is seeking an explanation for Indonesia’s decision to scrap a highly regarded timber legality verification system, which the bloc uses to ensure it imports only sustainably sourced wood products.
COVID-19 risks stalling the Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership
It’s been a year since the signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA); the global pandemic could delay the next critical steps.
South American bloc’s new trade appetite has suitors calling
Mercosur is negotiating with South Korea, Canada and Singapore, while Indonesia and Vietnam are possible candidates. Plus, a deal with the European Free Trade Association is in its final stages.
The European Commission’s palm oil conundrum
With new regulatory changes now taking place on the basis of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II of 2018, Indonesia and Malaysia are trying to come to terms with the implications for their global palm oil market strategy and domestic production.
EU trade chief downbeat on China accord, other Asian deals
A planned EU-China investment agreement looks unlikely to be struck by September as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, European Union trade chief Phil Hogan said.
Will IA-CEPA be the boost to Australia-Indonesia relations leaders are banking on?
The economic importance of IA-CEPA remains to be seen, at least from Indonesia’s side. IA-CEPA would require many changes in Indonesian regulations at the ministerial and local levels, which has been very challenging in the past.