Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – The government needs to further simplify import procedures for basic needs such as sugar, meat and garlic to ensure sufficient supplies during Ramadan an
Foreign Affairs & Trade
March 16, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded a US$2.34 billion trade surplus in February thanks to higher manufacturing exports despite disrupted trade activities with China as a r
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade balance returned to the black last month because imports from China dropped by almost half as the world's second-largest economy dealt with the peak
March 12, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia plans to relax restrictions on importing goods as one of its fiscal measures to combat the harmful economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
March 9, 2020
The government is expediting imports of buffalo meat, garlic and sugar to stabilize prices in preparation for a surge in demand during this year's Ramadan festivities that will start i
March 3, 2020
Jakarta – The government plans to ease licensing procedures for importing raw materials as the country's manufacturing industry begins to feel the impact of the disruption to the suppl
March 2, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia still deserves special treatment in global trade despite the United States recently taking the archipelago off its list of developing countries, local economists ha
Jakarta – Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Monday the government will ease rules on the import of capital goods to assist the economy amid a trade slowdown due
February 28, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Indonesia has expressed interest in developing railway infrastructure in Bangladesh by joining a tender for the export of 1,050 train cars to the South A
February 24, 2020
Suherdjoko, Semarang – Central Java-based bus assembling company CV Laksana has exported 10 double-decker buses to Bangladesh after exporting about 200 executive buses to Fiji and Timo
Jakarta – Indonesian coal miners may lose buyers because of a regulation that requires coal exporters to only use domestic shipping companies and insurance services, experts have warne
February 23, 2020
Jakarta – Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto says the United States' decision to no longer recognize Indonesia as a developing country would not affect the country much,
February 18, 2020
Riska Rahman, Jakarta – State-owned steelmaker PT Krakatau Steel has submitted an anti-dumping petition against hot-rolled coil/plate (HRC/P) alloy imports from China to the Indonesian
February 17, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded a US$864 million trade deficit in January on the back of plummeting oil and gas exports, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monda
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia's exports to several key trading partners, most notably China, dropped significantly to trigger a deficit in January, a poor start to President Joko Widodo'
February 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government will ease rules on the import of scrap metal for use as raw material by the country's steel industry, hoping this will lead to a reduction in import
February 10, 2020
James Massola, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo's speech to the Australian Parliament on Monday was a direct challenge to Australia's political leaders, outlining four key ar
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed his hopes that the ratification of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will also have
Indonesia's President has used an historic address to Australia's Parliament to call for both countries to do more to address climate change and lower carbon emissions.
February 4, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Ridho Syukra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, said on Monday that Indonesia is likely to use up 8.3 million tons of palm oil to meet domestic deman
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Indonesia's Directorate General of Customs and Excise and the Singapore Police Coast Guard signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to increase maritime
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga joined delegates from the European Union and other countries at a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation on Thursday in Geneva, Swit
January 31, 2020
Jakarta – An Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and House of Representatives lawmaker has suggested that the Trade Ministry export marijuana.
Might we be looking at the dawn of weed legalization in Indonesia?
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The United Kingdom will be a more open and welcoming country for Indonesia post-Brexit, the UK ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins said on Fri