Indonesia and EU resume CEPA negotiations

Indonesia and the EU continued discussions over details of the planned Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in late January.

A key issue of discussion is that of market access. Iman Pambagyo, Indonesia’s International Trade Negotiation Director General at the Ministry of Trade said that the recent round of negotiations focused on intellectual property rights, competition, transparency policy, dispute settlement, trade and sustainable development.

The Indonesia/EU CEPA discussions have been ongoing since 2010 with little progress. However negotiators on both sides are aiming for 2018 to complete the deal.

Source: ITTO