NOW! JAKARTA | EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership:

With the increasing economic relations between the EU and Indonesia, further dialogue and cooperation is crucial for both sides. While these relations have been established for centuries, the efforts to realize a concrete cooperation framework have only started a year ago. Initiated in 2016, the EU and Indonesia are currently in the third round of negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (“CEPA”). 

As the CEPA negotiations move forward, the private and public sectors are invited to participate in providing recommendations to both negotiator teams. Chances of giving input are wide open, giving the opportunity to businesses to design the future of the EU-Indonesia relations. Business Chambers like EuroCham, KADIN, APINDO, and many others, stay active for their members to receive contributions for the negotiations.

To bring the EU-Indonesia economic relations to a next level, it is essential that all stakeholders engage in a proactive dialogue. This is where the EUIndonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) provides the ideal platform for all relevant counterparts to provide recommendations that can be fed into the CEPA negotiations.

Since 2009, the EIBD serves as the core platform for businesses and government for a constructive dialogue between the EU and Indonesia. The 7th EIBD will be held in Jakarta in November 28, 2017, with the theme of “EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Maximizing Trade and Investment Opportunities, Supporting Economic Reforms”. 

With the CEPA underway, the EIBD becomes the key focal event to support the negotiations. For this year’s edition, the EIBD together with EuroCham, KADIN, APINDO and the European Bilateral Chambers, will address pressing issues within the CEPA, such as trade in services including the movement of natural persons between the EU and Indonesia, standards harmonization, and customs and trade facilitation.  

The aim is not only discussing high-level and abstract issues, but also elaborating on the day-to-day concerns of the business community on trading between EU and Indonesia. The expected outcome of this year’s event is to develop a concrete action plan, follow up, and solutions to address these crucial topics ahead of the CEPA implementation.

Participation is open to Indonesian and European company representatives and a fee of IDR 1.000.000,- per person will apply.

The programme and and detailed information on the topics are available on the website: We look forward to seeing you at the EIBD Conference 2017.

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