Discourse: Indonesia-EU trade pact doable but requires ‘give and take’


Established in 2014, the European Union-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) serves as a platform for European businesses within the region. As an independent body, it works to promote changes in policies, rules and regulations that facilitate European investment and business development across ASEAN. The Jakarta Post’s Ruth Dea Juwita sat down with EU-ASEAN Business Council executive director Chris Humphrey during his visit to Jakarta on May 15 to talk about progress on trade negotiations and about business strategies for navigating Indonesian rules on local content and imports as well as the EU’s regulation on deforestation (EUDR).

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