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Row looms over half-hearted FTA

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, January 11 2012 | 08:17 am
Row looms over  half-hearted FTA

PREMIUM A free trade agreement (FTA) inked by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia and New Zealand is supposedly a deal without any restrictions.

But the Indonesian government vowed on Tuesday to remain protective of local markets to ensure they remain competitive amid the full implementation of the deal that will see import tariffs slashed to zero.

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