Bracing for the Storm
The United States and the WTO are questioning Indonesia’s restrictive import policies. Our trade surplus with the US could soon be gone.
It’s time for the Indonesian Government to start taking seriously United States’ threats of a full-blown trade war. President Donald Trump’s administration seems ready to challenge not only trade-related issues through the World Trade Organization mechanism, but also revoking lower import duties known as the Generalized System of Preference for Indonesia.
Three years ago, the US and New Zealand complained to the WTO about Indon...