Trade deal with Indonesia: major issues

The Government is ramping up negotiations with Indonesia as a priority. Negotiations have continued through 2017 and are expected to conclude in mid November 2017.


MAJOR ISSUES:

  • Stronger medicine monopolies: It is not clear whether Australia will pursue TPP-like proposals.
  • ISDS: It is not clear whether there will be 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.

Updated: September 2017.