Indonesian trade minister to visit Australia as both countries prioritise free-trade talks

March 2, 2016

Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong will visit Australia this month as both countries prioritise a free-trade deal that had stalled amid diplomatic tensions and a climate of economic protectionism. Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb surprised many when he announced late last year that Australia and Indonesia would restart talks on a bilateral trade agreement, which he believed could be finalised within 12 months.

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Topics: TARIFF LIBERALIZATION IMPORT TARIFFS MARKET ACCESS REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Regions: AUSTRALIA INDONESIA ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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