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Jakarta Post

EFTA trade deal 10 days to go

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  02:30 am

Indonesia is expected to sign the comprehensive economic partnership agreement with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries as part of the efforts to improve access to nontraditional markets.The agreement with EFTA countries is one of the three trade deals the government is expected to conclude this year. The two others are a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Australia and a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Mozambique.“Regarding the Indonesia-EFTA CEPA, we have scheduled the signing for next weekend at the Trade Ministry office,” the Trade Ministry’s director general for international trade negotiations, Iman Pambagyo, said referring to Dec. 16 as the date of the signing, at a recent press briefing. The EFTA’s members are four European countries that are not part of the European Union, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. T...