March 6, 2017: Indonesia is pushing for Australia to import more palm oil and paper products as negotiations for a bilateral deal continue.
28 February 2017: The Australian Government is pushing to finish negotiations for the free trade deal with Indonesia “as early as August”. While business groups are directly involved, there has been little communication with community groups.
20 September 2016
Trade with Indonesia continues to be a priority with an aim to finish the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) by mid-2017.
AFTINET has made a detailed submission to DFAT. Read on for a summary of our main concerns and recommendations.
15 August 2016
In light of fading TPP prospects, Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo is now setting his sights on other trade deals.
He has changed his rhetoric on the TPP, telling the AFR, "We don't put all our eggs in one basket. The TPP isn't the be-all and end-all of free trade.”
Indonesia and TiSA now top priorities
March 4, 2016
The stalled Indonesia-Australia bilateral trade talks are set to ramp up again when Indonesia's Trade Minister visits Australia this month.
As always, AFTINET will be monitoring the progress of this deal from an environment, human rights and labour rights perspective: keep an eye on our website for all the latest news.