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Tag Archives: FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Joint Statement Indonesia for Global Justice & AFTINET : Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IA CEPA)

Statement from the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and Indonesia for Global Justice opposing investor rights to sue governments in the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IA CEPA) Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) gives additional legal rights foreign investors (rights not available to local investors) to sue governments for millionsin  international tribunals if they can claim that a change in national law or policy …

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Policy Paper Indonesia for Global Justice June 2019 : Reforming Indonesia’s Trade Policy Under the Threat of Prolonged Deficits

BPS(Statistics Indonesia) recorded Indonesia’s trade balancein the first quarter of 2019, Indonesia had a deficit up to 2.5 billion USD while in 2018 it experienced deficit to 8.5 billion USD, and it is the worst in the history. According to that, will Indonesia experience a more severe trade deficit later this year? Especially in the middle of the current global …

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Report of the 7th round of negotiations for a FTA between the EU-Indonesia,11-15 March 2019, Brussels

Officials from the EU and Indonesia met in Brussels from 11 to 15 March 2019 for the 7th round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia Free Trade Agreement. The EU negotiating team was led by Ms Helena König, Deputy Director-General DG TRADE at the European Commission, while the Indonesian team was led by Pak Iman Pambagyo, Director General for International Trade Negotiations at the …

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Statement of Action Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice on Indonesia EU CEPA Agreement

Statement of Action  Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice on Indonesia EU CEPA Agreement IEU CEPA Review Must be Made Based on the Human Rights, Not the Interest of Palm Oil Industry Jakarta, March 21st 2019. The Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice considers that the interests of palm oil industry should not be the basis of a plan review for economic partnership …

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Suspend The FTAs Ratification and Negotiations in 2019 Political Year

Press Release of Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice CSOs Open Letter to House of Representative (DPR RI):  “Suspend The FTAs Ratification and Negotiations in 2019 Political Year” Jakarta, March 14th 2019. The Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice urged the DPR RI to suspend all discussions of the ratification process and negotiations on free trade agreements in the 2019 political …

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Just, Open and Green

Vanessa Baird concludes with 14 ways – at least – towards a better global trade. It is often said these days that the post-War, rules-based world order, founded on liberalism and international co-operation, is unravelling. Selfish nationalism, populism and protectionism are to blame. But it can also be said that this process has been well under way for some time. …

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Winners and Losers

Vanessa Baird analyses how the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power. Olivier Adopo is a rubber tapper in the Grand Lahou forest in the West African country of Côte D’Ivoire. His is a skill that has been passed on through generations – an ‘art’ he says – that provides him and his …

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Monitoring of IGJ : POSITION OF INDONESIAN CIVIL SOCIETY TOWARDS PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ISSUE IN THE 6TH ROUND OF INDONESIA-EU CEPA NEGOTIATION,

Palembang, October 16th, 2018. Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiation – since being launched in 2016 until the 6th round of negotiation in October 2018 – we only focus on trade liberalization and deregulation and investment flows as the main objectives. In the meantime, a lot of evidences point out the failure of neoliberal policies of company-led globalization that contribute …

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Government Too Ambitious in Seeking Free Trade: IGJ

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Government is too ambitious in its attempts to have international free trade agreements, an observer said. “Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) sees the government`s ambition in negotiating free trade agreements is merely to reach target in quantity,” Executive Director of IGJ Rachmi Hertanti said on Saturday. IGJ statement was a reaction to President Joko Widodo`s call for immediate …

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IGJ-IAC JOINT RELEASE INDONESIA-EFTA CEPA NEGOTIATION, BALI, INDONESIA, 29 OCTOBER – 31 OCTOBER 2018

INDONESIA-EFTA CEPA TRIPS-PLUS, THREAT FOR ACCESS TO MEDICINES AND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE INDONESIA Negotiation of the CEPA (comprehensive economic partnership agreement) between the Government of Indonesia and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries consisting of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) in Bali, 29 October – 31 October 2018, which may be the final negotiation. Sindi …

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