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Using IA-CEPA to do business with Indonesia

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) improves Australia's access to Indonesia by eliminating or reducing tariffs on goods and through enhanced access for service providers and investors to the Indonesian market.

Australia's arrangements with Indonesia under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) remain unchanged. While IA-CEPA builds on outcomes in AANZFTA, the two agreements co-exist. Businesses will continue to be able to use AANZFTA.

For easy-to-access information about export and import opportunities under IA-CEPA and other free trade agreements, visit the FTA Portal.

Learn more about using IA-CEPA from our IA-CEPA outcomes documents.

For more information about doing business in Indonesia and Indonesia's business culture, visit Austrade's Doing business in Indonesia page.

Information on importing under IA-CEPA can be found at Australian Border Force's website.

IA-CEPA business guide

The Guide to using IA-CEPA to export or import goods has information about how you can make the most of IA-CEPA.

IA-CEPA tariff rate quotas

Some Australian products that would otherwise be subject to a tariff may be imported into Indonesia duty free or under a reduced tariff rate through a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). TRQs provide Australian exporters with preferential tariff access to Indonesia for a set volume of goods. Under IA-CEPA, Australian exporters can access TRQs for:



HS Code


Live male cattle




0701.90.10,  0701.90.90









Mandarins, Clementines,
Wilkings and
similar citrus hybrids

0805.21.00, 0805.22.00, 0805.29.00


Lemons and Limes


0805.50.10, 0805.50.20


Feed grains
(Wheat and meslin, Barley,
Grain sorghum)

1001.99.99, 1003.90.00, 1007.90.00


Hot/cold rolled steel coil

7208.39.90, 7209.17.10, 7209.18.99

Further information on TRQs can be found at Appendix 2-A.1 of the IA-CEPA.

For TRQ goods, IA-CEPA also provides that Indonesia shall issue import permits, or equivalent instruments used for import authorisation, automatically and on an annual basis without seasonality. IA-CEPA also extends automatic import permits without seasonality to some non-TRQ goods for live female cattle (HS 0102.29.90), frozen beef (HS 0202.20.00), sheep meat (HS 0204.41.00; 0204.42.00; 0204.43.00) and goat meat (HS 204.50.00). Further information on the operation of the TRQs, including the processes for the issue of automatic import licences can be found in the IA-CEPA TRQ Operational Procedures and associate TRQ business process documents below.

Exporters who wish to apply to access IA-CEPA's agricultural TRQs will need to apply to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to access the quota. 

Exporters who wish to apply to access IA-CEPA's Hot/cold rolled steel coil TRQ will need to apply to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources to access the quota.

IA-CEPA TRQ operational procedures

The following set of operational documents have been agreed between Australia and Indonesia and have been prepared to assist exporters and importers understand and comply with commitments under Chapter 2 (Trade in Goods), Appendix 2-A.1: Tariff Rate Quotas and Chapter 3 (Non-Tariff Measures) under IA-CEPA.

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