Posts with tag: Trade

The IA-CEPA, ‘public morals’, and dispute settlement

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia comes into force today. Kate Thresher examines the agreement, and concerns that investors' interests could come into conflict with interpretations of 'public morals' in Indonesia.

Will IA-CEPA be the boost to Australia-Indonesia relations leaders are banking on?

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Donny Pasaribu and Krisna Gupta are sceptical about Indonesia and Australia's new trade agreement, but suggest it may yet offer benefits for the bilateral relationship.

Indonesia-Australia trade deal could help sandbag relationship against elections, politics

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia was finally signed on 4 March. Matthew Busch writes that if successful, it could help stabilise economic, trade and investment cooperation in the face of future turmoil in the bilateral relationship.

Talking Indonesia: Chinese investment

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What does the trade and investment relationship between China and Indonesia actually look like? Will the issue of Chinese investment damage Jokowi’s electoral prospects? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses these issues and more with Dr Siwage Dharma Negara in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Fair trade and fatwas: the new halal product regime

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Major changes are coming for the certification and marketing of halal products in Indonesia. Dr Stewart Fenwick examines the new halal regime, which he warns could see the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) gain influence over most areas of commercial and industrial activity in the country.

Why trade liberalisation should be part of Indonesia’s economic diplomacy

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Indonesian diplomats have been encouraged to promote the country's exports and attract more foreign investment. But as Awidya Santikajaya writes, unless trade liberalisation is also part of the discussion, their efforts will not come to much.

Tim Lindsey on cattle import cuts and the bilateral relationship

Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to Emma Alberici from the ABC's Lateline program, about Indonesia's decision to slash its cattle import quota, and the state of the bilateral relationship.

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