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First round of talks on the Free Trade Agreement launched between the EU and Indonesia

October 06, 2016 About Europe

On 20 and 21 September negotiators from the EU and Indonesia met in Brussels for the first round of talks on the Free Trade Agreement officially launched on 18 July 2016. The discussions covered a wide range of the issues at stake, such as tariffs, rules of origin, services and investment, public procurement, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, intellectual property rights, sustainable development related issues and trade remedies. Both sides reconfirmed their resolve to conclude an ambitious agreement that will deepen the trade and investment relationship between the EU and Indonesia. The discussions paved the way to prepare a comprehensive full round of negotiations that will take place in Indonesia early 2017.