Tag: Enggartiasto Lukita

Trade War: Indonesia v. United States

Following the United States’ threat on Indonesian export, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita visited the country last month. But apparently, the visit did not yield the expected result. Earlier this month, The United States...

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Ending Disruptive Policies

In order to achieve higher economic growth, Indonesia needs to boost investments and export. Unfortunately, government agencies yet to stop controversial and disruptive policies. Entering political years of 2018 and 2019, we see more of such policies, including implementation of sugar auction, import duty for tobacco, and mandatory use of Indonesian flag vessels for export of commodities, including thermal coal and palm oil.

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Policy issues to Watch

Indonesia and Palestine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on goods trade, through which both countries agree to free import duties on palm and olive oil products domestically. The deal is expected to come into effect early next year. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was conducted on the sidelines of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week.

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