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Submissions and public consultations

Indonesia-Australia Business Partnership Group Phase II

The IA-BPG is a platform for Australian and Indonesian businesses to come together to discuss joint interests and provide recommendations to government on the trade relationship.

In 2016, the Phase II report of the IA-BPG, "Two Neighbours, Partners in Prosperity", was released on the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.

"Two Neighbours, Partners in Prosperity" provided recommendations to the Australian and Indonesian Governments about businesses interests in IA-CEPA. IA-BPG members called on Governments in Australia and Indonesia to ensure that IA-CEPA provided for the progressive removal of all trade barriers and facilitation of two-way trade in goods and services, plus investment. Business communities in both countries have called for greater integration of the Australian and Indonesian markets to create greater opportunities for businesses, and greater prosperity in both Australia and Indonesia.

A series of mutually beneficial economic cooperation programs will be developed alongside IA-CEPA to support momentum in the negotiations and demonstrate the benefits of a closer economic relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

Phase-I of the IA-BPG led to a report to the Indonesian and Australian Governments about business interests in IA-CEPA in October 2012. Please contact the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more information on the IA-BPG.


In addition to the IA-BPG process, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade received submissions from stakeholders on all aspects of trade with Indonesia in order to inform the IA-CEPA negotiating agenda.

DFAT would like to thank those individuals and organisations who made submissions. Please see below the list of contributors and their submissions. Contributors have either given permission to be identified and/or to have their submission(s) made public.

Copyright and content

Copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The views expressed in these submissions are the views of the author(s) and should not be understood as reflecting the views of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Public Submissions – 2017

Public submissions – 2016

Public submissions – 2010 to 2013

Public submissions – 2007

Last Updated: 28 October 2019
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