Indonesian’s strong foreign and international trade policy for EU – Academia
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- December 25, 2022
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Edi Suhardi (The Jakarta Post)
Mon, December 26, 2022
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signaled European Union-Indonesia relationships to be at risk with the new Deforestation Regulation, warning that the EU should not attempt to dictate its sustainability standards to ASEAN if it wants to maintain its relationship with Indonesia going forward.
Addressing the special EU-ASEAN summit meeting in Brussels on Dec.15, the President asserted, “There must be no coercion, no more parties who always dictate and assume that my standards are better than yours.”
In our view the regulation on the deforestation label, which will be enforced on palm oil and its derivatives and several other farm commodities in 2023, confirms the EU is finally turning its back on any trade policy that considers itself to be fair and that the bloc simply cannot make its trade policy and its broader external goals coherent.
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