Indonesia files complaint against Australia in WTO
September 8, 2017: Indonesia has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over the Australian government’s decision to impose dumping duties on A4 paper from Brazil, China, Thailand and Indonesia - announced in April.
The Indonesian government has also communicated ‘deep concern’ over Australia’s investigation into the alleged dumping of steel rods exported from Indonesia.
This may affect the ongoing free-trade negotiations between Australia and Indonesia. The Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA CEPA) is supposed to be finalised by the end of the year.