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Indonesia

Indonesia signed a major comprehensive FTA with Japan in 2007. In February 2012, it signed a preferential trade agreement with Pakistan which the two governments intend to turn into an FTA. But the Pakistan government has reportedly refused to start new negotiations until its concerns on the existing agreement are addressed.

Right now, Indonesia is negotiating trade deals with Australia, Chile, EFTA (European Free Trade Area), the European Union, Korea, India and Ukraine. It has also expressed an interest to join the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union. Since 2012, Jakarta is part of the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks with the nine other ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) governments and their six FTA partners: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

As member of ASEAN, Indonesia is also party to the group’s FTAs with Australia and New Zealand, China, India, Japan and Korea, as well as the ASEAN Economic Community.

Following a growing discontent against the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, whereby foreign investors can seek compensation in an arbitration tribunal if new laws or regulations negatively affect their investment potential, Indonesia decided in 2014 to phase out 67 of its bilateral investment treaties. The government has terminated 20 treaties so far and has been developing a new model BIT that would supposedly reflect a more balanced approach between the country’s right to regulate and foreign investor protection.

last update: October 2016


Indonesia, Turkey begin CEPA talks
Indonesia and Turkey held first round on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in Jakarta. Delegations from both the countries discussed the agreement’s terms of reference (ToR) as well as trade issues, such as legal matters and customs.
Awasi Negosiasi Putaran Ke-Empat Indonesia-EU CEPA!
IEU-CEPA bertujuan mempercepat liberalisasi dan akses pasar untuk perdagangan barang, jasa dan investasi antar kedua pihak dengan mengadopsi standar internasional yang relevan terhadap perdagangan barang, jasa dan investasi; serta mengeliminir dan atau menghapus kendala atau hambatan yang merugikan kedua pihak.
Indonesia to start trade talks to boost exports
Indonesia seeks to initiate negotiations on trade agreements under both bilateral and regional schemes this year to help jack up the country’s exports.
Indonesia, Chile to conclude trade talks next month
The delegates of the Trade in Goods Indonesia-Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement have agreed to conclude their negotiations during their latest talks.
Tunisia, Indonesia to build free trade partnership
The two ministers agreed to boost bilateral cooperation that is mutually beneficial in fields including trade, investment, education, diplomatic training and fight against terrorism.
RI-Oz officials continue negotiating CEPA
High ranking officials from Indonesia and Australia are continuing to negotiate the Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Indonesia in sugar, pesticide deal
Indonesia will lower the tariff on our sugar exports. In exchange for the sugar deal Australia will eliminate import duties on Indonesian herbicides and pesticides.
Indonesia expects to conclude four FTAs in 2017
The government is optimistic that it will conclude four bilateral free trade agreements this year: comprehensive economic partnership agreements (CEPA) with Australia, the European Free Trade Association and Chile as well as a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Iran.
Peru, Indonesia to likely start trade talks in December: Minister
Peru and Indonesia will likely start negotiating a free trade deal in December as Lima pursues a "very aggressive" trade agenda following Washington’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Peru’s trade minister said on Tuesday
Indonesia, Chile trade deal expected to be sealed by year-end
Indonesia and Chile are both confident about concluding a comprehensive economic partnership agreement on time at the fifth round of negotiations in Chile, scheduled for this October.