This page provides you with an overview on materials that have been by a wide of civil society organisations on the negotiations for a trade agreement between Indonesia and the EU. The negotiations started in July 2016 and text proposals of the European Commission can be found here. If there are materials missing, please get in touch.

Civil society statement on the Indonesia-EU negotiations (February 2018) This statement, signed by more than 50 civil society organisations from Indonesia and Europe, sets out pre-conditions and red lines for the negotiations of the Indonesia-EU agreement. The statement is also available in Bahasa Indonesia here.

Checklist: Testing the Indonesia-EU agreement (Friends of the Earth Europe, July 2018) In this checklist, the draft texts of the European Commission were tested according to a range of criteria focusing on sustainability, human rights and democratic participation. The draft texts scored only 4.5 out of 20 points – a clear fail.

Briefing: Human rights in the Indonesia-EU negotiations (IGJ, SOMO, TNI, September 2017) This paper explores the potential impacts of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Indonesia and the EU, on human rights in Indonesia and on the state’s duty to protect human rights. It has a special focus on the EU’s interest in ‘sustainable access’ to raw materials in the CEPA.

Paper: Investment in the Indonesia-EU negotiations (IGJ, SOMO, TNI, February 2018) This paper explores the agenda driving the negotiations for an Indonesia-Europe Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in relation to investment and discusses the merits of alternative investment protection frameworks as proposed by Indonesia and other countries in relation to promoting more equitable and sustainable development.

Briefing: Improving the proposed forestry provisions in the EU-Indonesia FTA (Client Earth, June 2018) This briefing sets out textual suggestions for improving the sustainable development chapter in the EU-Indonesia FTA in relation to forestry provisions.

Report: Labour rights violations in the Indonesian palm oil sector (CNV, SOMO, April 2017) Report about labour and human rights violations in the Indonesian palm oil sector, including in palm oil plantations that have received sustainability certification.

Report: Concerns about RSPO and ISPO certification schemes (Profundo, January 2018) Investigation of the two main palm oil certification schemes – RSPO and ISPO – and their shortcomings. In particular problems of weak certification standards and poor governance are highlighted.

Briefing: Monopoly power, renewable energy supply and the Indonesia-EU FTA (IGJ, August 2017) The briefing looks at the potential impacts of an FTA between the EU and Indonesia on energy sector, in particular renewable energies.

Briefing: Access to raw materials and the Indonesia-EU FTA (IGJ, August 2017) This briefing looks at the European interests in raw materials in Indonesia and how the EU tries to pursue them via the Indonesia-EU FTA.

Briefing: The EU-Indonesia FTA and sustainable development (German, PowerShift, February 2018) This briefing provides an overview of the most important issues in the Indonesia-EU negotiations and shows that the agreement would be a roadblock for sustainable development.