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.


  • 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
  • imported product standards: Indonesia wants to export more pesticides and building materials to Australia, and there are doubts about Australia's capacity to ensure they meet product safety standards.

See our September 2016 submission to the DFAT here.

Updated: September 2017.