Towards a US-Indonesia free trade agreement

Towards a U.S.-Indonesia free trade agreement

By Hadi Soesastro
Department of Economics
May 1, 2004

Economics Working Paper Series
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A draft for the Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative (EAI) Study

This paper examines the main issues in designing an FTA between Indonesia and the United States. The first section briefly examines current trade relations and issues between Indonesia and the United States. It also addresses the strategic and economic impact of a possible FTA between Indonesia and the United States for Indonesia. The second section examines elements of a possible Indonesia-United States FTA with a view on similar agreements concluded between Singapore and the United States and between Thailand and Australia. The third and concluding section discusses the kind of preparations needed on the Indonesia side to successfully negotiate a FTA with the United States.

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