Trade Facilitation Agreement on Indonesia Perspective
International trade in Indonesia is currently in the dynamic process of trade liberalisation, which has found significant changes after Indonesia joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which in 2014 Indoneisa has succeeded in issuing its first multilateral agreement namely the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Which is useful to facilitate trade movement , especially in creating a harmonization in the customs and excise system. This is also a continuation of a number of negotiations and trade liberalisation processes such as the Paperless Trade Policy, Single Window Policy which was previously adopted by several other organisations such as APEC, UNNExT and the World Custom Organization (WCO). In 2017, Indonesia has ratified the agreement and has begun to prepare for the implementation of the agreement by sending its first notification in 2019. The agreement requires the state for its preparedness for information transparency, harmonization, qualified human resources and trade infrastructure, specifically at the Customs and agencies as a trade facilitator. The Indonesian government has also sought for the agreement application by forming a national committee for implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and conducting a study of how to categorize TFAs in accordance with applicable regulations.