AIBC News: Issue 162 - December 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support during the year, and wish you and your families a most joyous festive season.

This year has seen the relationship between our countries at a recent high, led by the warm relationship between our Leaders, Prime Minister Turnbull and President Jokowi. Activity around IA-CEPA has been a key focus, with Round 11 of negotiations just concluded in Jakarta. By all accounts Indonesia and Australia have continued to make good progress, reaching accord on most of the text of the agreement, with discussions ongoing to finalise key issues concerning market access on goods, services and investment. Whilst hope had been held for a conclusion to IA-CEPA in 2017, it will most likely be sometime into early 2018 that an Agreement is ready for signing.  To continue reading the December issue, please click here.