Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)
The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) creates the framework for a new era of closer economic engagement between Australia and Indonesia and opens new markets and opportunities for businesses, primary producers, service providers and investors. IA-CEPA is a comprehensive agreement, building on existing multilateral and regional agreements including the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). IA-CEPA entered into force on 5 July 2020.
Key outcomes and benefits
- Building on AANZFTA, IA-CEPA will provide better and more certain access to the each other’s markets. Australia will immediately eliminate all remaining tariffs on Indonesian imports into Australia. Over 99% of Australian goods exports by value to Indonesia will enter duty free or under significantly improved preferential arrangements.
- IA-CEPA contains a set of high-quality, modern rules governing the treatment of services and investment, as well as modern rules on digital trade.
- As part of an overall skills package, Australia and Indonesia have agreed to a reciprocal Skills Exchange, allowing professionals from both countries to gain 6 months experience in the other's market.
- IA-CEPA includes a framework for trade and investment-related cooperation through a jointly-funded work program. The joint work program will support technical assistance and capacity building activities across a range of trade-related areas to strengthen commercial links and help stimulate two-way investment.
Further information is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade IA-CEPA webpage and the Austrade IA-CEPA webpage, including the full text of the agreement, a guide to using IA-CEPA to export or import goods.
Australia's arrangements with Indonesia under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) remain unchanged. Businesses will continue to be able to use AANZFTA.
For easy-to-access information about export and import opportunities under IA-CEPA, AANZFTA and other free trade agreements, visit the FTA Portal.
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