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Ref. Ares(2016)2467734 - 27/05/2016
Ref. Ares(2018)6630700 - 21/12/2018
To: 
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Cc: 
NYMAN Jon (CAB-MALMSTROM);  [Art. 4(1)(b)]
Subject: 
Cabinet meeting with EBCA, 25 May 2016 
The Cabinet (J. Nyman) and DG trade services  [Art. 4(1)(b)]
 met 
EBCA on 25 May 2016. 
In relation with RoO, EBCA raised the question whether in the post-Nairobi context there 
are further reflections on the possibility to simplify and relax the preferential RoO. The 
Commission pointed out that Nairobi gives an important step in the direction of 
simplification and relaxation mainly in the case of textiles and clothing for LDCs. It 
explained that further engagements in the FTAs negotiations were very difficult 
considering also that the discussions on non-preferential RoO were in a halt. 

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With regard to Indonesia, EBCA conveyed its interest in forthcoming FTA negotiations 
with Indonesia, but drew attention to persisting – and increasing- trade barriers and 
asked how the Commission intends to deal with this situation in the current context. 

In particular, it highlighted SNI (Indonesia's standards) for baby clothing, testing, 
licensing and import procedures which are lengthy and cumbersome.  
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EBCA also pointed to unsolved issue of cumbersome imports and restricted port access 
for batik patterned fabric, as well as to a new issue concerning import restrictions on 
wood made products and interior, which are stopped at the border. 

The Commission conveyed that it is aware of the current difficulties which do not 
exclusively affect  the textile sector. It considers FTA negotiations as a challenging 
exercise, but under the proactive and visionary Indonesian political leadership it also sees 
it as an unique opportunity to open negotiations and gain access to Indonesia's market 
 and tackle, inter alia, existing  trade barriers. The long list of protectionist measures 
gives the EU some leverage in negotiations. The Commission continues to raise these 
issues bilaterally and in multilateral fora. 

VISA by Jon Nyman 


Regards, 
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European Commission 
DG TRADE 
Unit C2 “South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand” 
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B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
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@ec.europa.eu