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The visit yielded more than $10 billion in deals between Indonesian and US companies, but there is always a catch.

Iskandar Hadrianto, a foreign policy analyst and a former senior Indonesian diplomat, said in an article published in the Jakarta Globe on Friday that even though Pence's visit promised many good things for Indonesia, the old adage still holds: "there's no such thing as a free lunch."

"Pence's visit to Jakarta, apart from being carefully geared to secure US interests in Indonesia (primarily Freeport, though this was never made public), was also meant to convince Indonesians that the Trump administration will not leave Asean on its own devices to handle regional security," Iskandar, who has done some work for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies — a US Department of Defense academic institute that seeks to address regional and global security issues — said.

When he mentioned Freeport, the former diplomat was referring to the dispute between the Indonesian government and US mining giant Freeport McMoran over rights to one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines in Grasberg, Papua.

Diplomacy worked its magic, and Freeport finally secured a permit to resume copper exports from Indonesia on Friday after a hiatus of more than three months, according to a Reuters report.

During Pence's visit to Indonesia — part of his 10-day Asian tour — Indonesian and US companies signed a total of 11 agreements, including for oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil to sell liquefied natural gas to Indonesia's state energy company Pertamina, aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin to provide upgrades to the Indonesian Air Force's aging F-16s, and conglomerate General Electric to develop electricity infrastructure throughout the archipelago.

"The Americans showed they were still eager to make more trade and investment deals with Asean countries," Iskandar said.

However, one of the most highlighted issues that has made the headline since Pence's visit is that Indonesia was put on a list of 16 countries which US president Donald Trump said need to be reprimanded for causing significant trade deficit to the superpower.

Among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, two are on the US hit list: Vietnam, which enjoyed a $32 billion trade surplus with the US last year, and Indonesia, which enjoyed a trade surplus of $13 billion according to the US.

Trump's executive order placed China on top of the hit list with a $347 billion trade surplus, followed by Japan ($69 billion), Germany ($65 billion) and Mexico ($63 billion).

Indonesia's trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita responded to the news cautiously, saying Indonesia will respond by listing problematic export deals with the US and requesting the ministry's representative in Washington, D.C., to monitor development on the Trump policy,

Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara had tried to defuse the conflict, arguing that Indonesia has done nothing to disadvantage US companies in trade deals.

Mirza, one of the speakers in the GlobeAsia business summit on April 6, said US authorities may scrutinize a country if it intervenes in the market to keep its currency low for at least a year, which will allow for cheaper export to the US market.

"Indonesia has never done that, whenever [the rupiah] falls, the central bank intervenes only to stabilize it. In many cases, this actually strengthened the value of the rupiah," Mirza said.

[caption id="attachment_656251" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]From left to right, the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan P. Roeslani, Lippo Group President Theo L. Samuaga, Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara, BeritaSatu Media Holding Chief Executive Sinyo Harry Sarundajang and GlobeAsia Editor-in-Chief Shoeb Kagda Zainuddin at the GlobeAsia Business Summit 2017 on April 6, celebrating the magazine's 10th anniversary. (GA Photo/Defrizal) From left to right, the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan P. Roeslani, Lippo Group President Theo L. Samuaga, Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara, BeritaSatu Media Holding Chief Executive Sinyo Harry Sarundajang and GlobeAsia Editor-in-Chief Shoeb Kagda Zainuddin at the GlobeAsia Business Summit 2017 on April 6, celebrating the magazine's 10th anniversary. (GA Photo/Defrizal)[/caption]

Indonesia exports many agricultural products to the US, including rubber, tropical oils, coffee and spices. It also exports knit apparel, woven apparel, electrical machinery and footwear.

Meanwhile, the US's biggest exports to Southeast Asia are machinery, transportation equipment including aircraft, food and agricultural products, machinery and chemicals.

The chairman of the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Rosan P. Roeslani said Indonesia needs not be alarmed as the US is not aiming to hurt trade relationship with the archipelago nation. He said the US is just seeking a way to balance the trade ledger.

"I have spoken with the trade attaché at the US embassy. This is not about reducing Indonesia's slice of the [export] pie or reducing trade with more barriers," he said.

Rosan was also one of the speakers at the GlobeAsia summit, which discussed "The Impact of Trumponomics on Indonesia" and took place at Museum Bank Indonesia in Central Jakarta.

Other speakers included Yoga Affandi, director of economic and monetary policy at Bank Indonesia, Adam Mulawarman Tugio, director of US-Indonesia relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Indra Darmawan, international business cooperation director of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board, known as the BKPM.

Speaking to reporters at a separate event, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Chief Economics Minister Darmin Nasution also said the US trade hit list is nothing Indonesia has to worry about.

"Let it be. Let's not bother ourselves with it," the economic tzar said on April 5 in Jakarta.

On the same day, Sri Mulyani told reporters that even though it is not yet time for the government to worry, it needs to remain cautious about the possible impact's of Trump's executive order.

While the US remains one of Indonesia's biggest trading partners, President Joko Widodo has instructed his ministries to expand Indonesia's export market to include countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Eurasia and countries that are members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between Asean's ten member states.

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            [post_content] => Updated on Saturday, April 22 at 05.44 p.m. 

Jakarta. Indonesia and the United States agreed on Friday (21/04) to find ways to reduce barriers to U.S. companies operating in Southeast Asia's largest economy, visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Jakarta's investment chief said.

The Trump administration has put Indonesia on a list of 16 countries whose trade surpluses with the United States will be put under review. A series of disputes between Indonesia and American firms has also ruffled ties.

"We will work with President Jokowi to reduce barriers to trade and investments and to create a truly level playing field where all our businesses have equal opportunity and market access," Pence said. Jokowi is the nickname of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

"The president and I spoke about that very candidly and very respectfully," Pence told a roundtable discussion with business executives in Jakarta before flying to Australia on the last leg of his 10-day Asia-Pacific tour.

Indonesia's investments barriers include a lack of intellectual property protection, insufficient transparency with regulations and requiring local content for manufactured goods sold in the Indonesian market, Pence said.

Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board chief Tom Lembong said Widodo agreed "we still have too many regulations, too many barriers to trade, and these are bad for local and international industries".

"I'm optimistic because President Jokowi and President Trump are both lifelong business people, and I think they are very focused on the practical issues that hinder business and investment," Lembong told Reuters. "I feel that the Trump administration and the Jokowi administration are on the same wavelength."

Lembong said Indonesia needs both investment and imports from the United States, "especially productivity-enhancing products and services. You need imports to boost exports."

$10 billion agreements

Neither side disclosed any discussions about the disputes Indonesia has had with American companies of late.

Over the past six months, Indonesia has wrestled with mining giant Freeport McMoRan, demanding the company divest 51 percent of its shares in its Papua-based gold and copper mine, and has demanded that Google Inc. settle unpaid taxes and fines of more than $400 million. Jakarta also scrubbed JP Morgan from its list of primary bond dealers after what was deemed a negative research report.

Pence did, however, witness the signing of more than $10 billion in memoranda of understanding with U.S. companies in Indonesia on Friday.

Among the 11 agreements were ones by Exxon Mobil to sell liquefied natural gas to Pertamina, Lockheed Martin to provide upgrades to the Indonesian Air Force's F-16s, and General Electric to develop electrical infrastructure in Indonesia.

"We think there are opportunities to clear open the way for American companies to participate more greatly in Indonesia," Pence said, adding the agreements would "draw our nations closer together and benefit both our people."

Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Pence said in opening remarks to the roundtable that an attack in central Paris is the latest reminder terrorism can strike anywhere at anytime, and the United States would not relent in its efforts to end terrorism.

"The people of Indonesia can be confident in the wake of this latest attack: We will not relent in our effort to end terrorism and the threat it presents to both of our peoples," Pence said.

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, has itself been hit by a series of deadly attacks over the past 15 years, led by militants affiliated with al Qaeda and more recently by Islamic State.

Pence said Washington would continue working with Indonesia to combat terrorism. On Thursday, Pence toured the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Southeast Asia's largest, and said Indonesia's moderate form of Islam should serve as an example to other nations.

Indonesia has expressed concern about the Trump administration's proposal to bar entry to citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations. That plan, however, remains stalled in courts.

Pence on Thursday announced Trump would visit Southeast Asia in November for an annual series of regional summits. They include the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in the Philippines.

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            [post_content] => Washington/Jakarta. The United States said on Thursday (13/04) it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidization.

The US International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a preliminary decision by May 8 on whether such imports hurt US producers, the US commerce department said in a statement.

The step, just days ahead of a visit to Indonesia by US Vice President Mike Pence, comes after some US biodiesel producers last month asked their government to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that they say have flooded the US market and violated trade agreements.

"The Indonesian government, especially the trade ministry, will be cooperative in the investigation by providing arguments and supportive data and documents to show that there was no dumping or subsidies," Oke Nurwan, Indonesia's director general for foreign trade, told Reuters.

Indonesia's biodiesel group said it had asked its government to bring up the issue during Pence's visit to Jakarta next week.

Argentina's biodiesel association Carbio has previously rebuffed dumping accusations.

Indonesia is the world's top producer of palm oil, which can be used to churn out biodiesel. The nation relies heavily on resource exports.

Total US biodiesel imports rose to a record 3.5 billion liters in 2016, according to US government data published in March. Argentina represented about two-thirds of US foreign imports, followed by Indonesia and Canada.

Indonesia is also facing pressure in Europe, with its government filing a WTO complain against European Union anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel.

Meanwhile, the European parliament voted last week to call on the EU to phase out use of palm oil in biodiesel by 2020. Indonesia, along with Malaysia, plans to send a joint mission to Europe next month to prevent the adoption of that resolution.

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            [post_content] => Jakarta. International law expert Hikmahanto Juwana has called on the government to discuss terrorism and the contract dispute involving the local arm of United States-based mining giant Freeport-McMoran during US Vice President Mike Pence's scheduled visit to Indonesia next month.

The University of Indonesia professor said terrorism is a crucial and common issue that needs to be addressed by both countries.

"It will take a strong partnership to eradicate terrorism," Hikmahanto said in Jakarta on Monday (13/03).

He urged the government to remind the US government not to generalize and label Islamic countries as terrorist nations.

"Such policy will make the fight against terrorism harder," Hikmahanto said. He added that most Indonesians will not approve of policies that harm Islamic countries.

Freeport

The brewing contract dispute between the government and Freeport Indonesia will also be discussed, two government sources said previously.

Freeport has threatened to take the government to court over newly revised mining regulations that have prompted a major scale-back of its operations in Papua.

Hikmahanto said the government has not done any harm to Freeport in the dispute over the conversion of its 1991 contract of work, known as a KK, into a special mining permit, or IUPK.

"The government has provided a way out by giving Freeport an option to retain its contract of work and refine its mining products in Indonesia, or changing it into an IUPK and still be able to export," Hikmahanto said.

He added that the US government should not put any pressure on Indonesia regarding Freeport.

"Freeport will not be able to shackle the sovereignty of the Indonesian government with the contract of work. If the Indonesian government caves in to pressure from the US government, there are no guarantees that future governments will be more friendly towards Freeport," he said.

Hikmahanto said the US government and Freeport's arrogance could be used by some political groups to increase their support among the public.

The academic said the Indonesian government should also discuss a greater presence of the US military in the Asia-Pacific region to counterbalance the military power of an increasingly assertive China.

Chief Security Minister Wiranto previously confirmed that Pence will visit Indonesia.

In his first official visit as vice president, the former Indiana governor is scheduled to meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

"We discussed the planned visit of US Vice President Mike Pence to Indonesia and the strategic problems that can be on the agenda to discuss with our president," Wiranto told reporters after meeting the US ambassador.

He added that no dates have yet been finalized.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. House of Representatives Commission I lawmaker Sukamta said he deplores the immigration ban issued by US President Donald Trump recently and he urged the Indonesian government to act as a bridge between the Islamic world and the current US government.

Trump's executive order on immigration, issued just a week into his presidency on Jan. 27, caused a massive outcry. The policy seeks to protect the United States from radical Islamic terrorists and puts a temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

However, the policy has no direct impact on Indonesia.

"I do not criticize the policy to limit [the number of] refugees entering the US, as every nation has the right to do so. What I deplore is the reason, citing the threat of 'radical Islamist terrorists,'" Sukamta said on Tuesday (31/01).

"That sentence tends to put all Muslims in a bad light by attaching the word 'terrorists,' which clearly hurts them," he added.

Sukamta said Trump's executive order may also increase anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.

He said the new administration should have evaluated reports of an increasing number of incidents of violence against Muslims, which reportedly started during Trump's presidential campaign.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) alleges that there had been various attacks on women wearing the hijab in public areas and the appearance of anti-Muslim graffiti.

Sukamta said Trump's executive order may trigger more such incidents in the United States.

"Not only the Islamic communities who are opposed to this policy, as many world leaders from various countries have deplored Trump's racist statements and policy on immigrants. I hope Trump's administration will be more sensitive on this issue," Sukamta said.

The lawmaker expressed hope that the Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, can act as a bridge between the Islamic world and the Trump administration.

"Relations between the Islamic world and the US during President [Barack] Obama's administration were good, so I think it should be maintained. The Indonesian government will be able to play a strategic role as communicator between the Islamic world and the Trump administration," he said.

Sukamta said good relations between the United States and the Islamic world will improve the global political climate and help resolve ongoing conflicts, especially in the Middle East.

Trump's executive order indefinitely bans Syrian refugees from entering the United States, while it suspends the admissions of refugees for 120 days and blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days.

The move is not unprecedented, as former President Obama imposed a similar restriction in 2011 after it was discovered that two Iraqi refugees living in Kentucky had been involved in roadside bomb attacks on US troops in Iraq. Former US President Jimmy Carter also ordered the cancelation of visas held by Iranian citizens in 1980.

However, the ban caused chaos in the immigration system and at airports in the United States and overseas, which also prompted protests and legal action. Protest rallies were held over the weekend against the immigration policy in several major US cities, including Washington, Boston and New York.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia will wait for United States President-elect Donald Trump to release his foreign policies before deciding whether or not to adjust its relations with the world's only superpower.

"We will wait until President Trump release his real policies. So far we've only seen his campaign promises," Retno said in Yogyakarta on Friday (30/12).

"We will see if President Trump will go through with his promised foreign policies or adjust them here and there. We will determine our stance once he's made up his mind," she said.

Retno said Indonesia will remain a strategic partner for the US.

"We've always had good relations with the US as a strategic partner," she said.

During his campaign, President-elect Trump made many controversial statements regarding US foreign policies, including threatening to deport illegal immigrants, build walls on the US-Mexico border, ban Muslims from entering the US and abandon its traditional allies.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia is adopting a wait-and-see approach in relation to the foreign policy objectives of United States President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

"However, there are several steps until he [Trump] is inaugurated in January," Retno said in Jakarta on Friday (11/11).

"I don't think Indonesia is the only country waiting. The global community is also waiting to see how the new US government formulates its policies in relation to other countries.

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The minister said the future direction of the US government will be closely followed, especially by countries that have established partnerships with the United States.

She said the ministry has prepared various strategies to implement in response to new US foreign policy.

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"Whatever Americans decide, we [the Indonesian government] will respect it," Jokowi told the media in Jakarta on Wednesday (09/11).

The president said he remained optimistic about continuing good relations between the two countries, especially on trade and investment.

"Our relations will remain good because on trade, as on investment, the United States is our fifth-largest investor. There will be no changes," he said.

Based on the most recent Google updates, Trump received 276 of the 538 available electoral votes, leaving Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton behind with 218.

Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

CNN reported that Clinton had called Trump to concede the election.

A short time earlier, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told supporters at her election rally in New York to go home.

"Several states are too close to call so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight," he said.

Trump's win raises a host of questions for the United States at home and abroad. He campaigned on a pledge to take the country on a more isolationist, protectionist "America First" path. He has vowed to impose a 35 percent tariff on goods exported to the United States by US companies that went abroad.

He wants to rewrite international trade deals to reduce trade deficits. He has taken positions that raise the possibility of damaging relations with America's most trusted allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Trump has promised to warm relations with Russia that have chilled under Obama over Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in the Syrian civil war and his seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region.

"Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along with Russia?" he said at many rallies.

Additional reporting by Reuters
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