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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.
The Indonesia-Australia comprehensive economic partnership agreement: the good, the not-so-good and the in-between
Instead of categorically dismissing ISDS, the IACEPA clarifies the protection that the States are willing to grant to investors; and procedural rules that they are willing to adopt.
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.
Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs
The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia sent a letter of objection to the European Union criticizing its decision to no longer consider palm oil as a green fuel and threatening the bloc’s ties with the countries.
Indonesia blocks imports, EU scrambles
In a dramatic escalation in the war over palm oil, Indonesia has upped the stakes and this week tightened imports of European spirits as a direct response to the Renewable Energy Directive Delegated Act.
S. Korea to resume talks with Indonesia on FTA
South Korea will hold its first negotiations with Indonesia in five years to forge a bilateral free trade deal later this month.
Indonesia wins $469 mn arbitration case against Indian metal firm IMFA
Indonesia has won a $469 million arbitration case against India’s Metal Ferro and Alloys Ltd (IMFA) after nearly four years of court battles
Indonesia pushes palm oil companies to take legal action against the EU
Indonesia’s government said will encourage the country’s palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the EU if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel.
IEU CEPA review must be made based on the human rights, not the interest of palm oil industry
Indonesian CSOs Coalition for Economic Justice urges the government to review Indonesia - EU CEPA based on human rights and not the interests of palm oil industry.
How palm oil sparked a diplomatic row between Europe and southeast Asia
From threats to cancel UK defence deals to pledges to stop imports of Norwegian salmon, European moves to restrict palm oil have enraged Malaysia and Indonesia.
South Korea to conclude FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines soon
South Korean Trade Minister said that the South Korean government would conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in the near future.
Trade agreements put our right to water at risk
Trade agreements like the RCEP are designed to make it easier for foreign multinational corporations to invest and do business. In doing so, they put the rights of citizens and workers second to profits.
ICSID arbitration Churchill v Republic of Indonesia: Annulment proceedings dismissed
The annulment committee has dismissed Churchill’s application for annulment of the award for the dispute arising out of the revocation of the mining licenses that made up the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan.
Indonesia warns EU on palm oil draft, says ’examining’ relations
Indonesia slammed the European Commission’s adoption of a draft regulation to phase out the use of palm oil in renewable transportation fuel and warned the move could hurt relations with EU members backing the proposal.
Open for business. How corporate lobbyist influence the EU-Indonesia trade negotiations
Internal documents from the European Commission reveal that corporate lobbyists have privileged access to the EU trade officials, allowing them to influence the course of the negotiations EU-Indonesia.