Indonesia/Australia FTA

Trade deal with Indonesia: major issues

The Government is ramping up negotiations with Indonesia as a priority. The aim is to finish talks in mid-late 2017.


MAJOR ISSUES:
- Stronger medicine monopolies: It is not clear whether Australia will pursue TPP-like proposals.
- ISDS: Australia is likely to push for ISDS provisions similar to those in the TPP;
- Movement of temporary workers: Indonesia is likely to want expanded access for temporary workers in Australia.


See our September 2016 submission to the DFAT here.