OECD Trade Policy Papers

ISSN :
1816-6873 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/18166873
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

 

Recovery and Beyond: Enhancing Competitiveness to Realise Indonesia's Trade Potential You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Margit Molnár1, Molly Lesher1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

Date de publication
22 déc 2008
Bibliographic information
N°:
82
Pages
74
DOI
10.1787/227205773037

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As Indonesia recovered from the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis, the economy underwent significant political and structural changes, and the role of trade policy evolved. It is clear that there is much scope for trade to enhance economic growth. However, there remain significant challenges in realising this potential, including the need to improve external competitiveness. This paper analyses Indonesian trade policy following the crisis, and identifies some key reforms that may help to increase competitiveness. In view of the evolving domestic and global environment, a comprehensive policy approach will be required involving trade policy reform moving in tandem with reforms in other policy areas. Suggested reforms include, among others, complementing applied tariff cuts with reductions in non-tariff barriers and bound tariffs, reducing trade costs by easing behind-the-border regulations, and further improving the investment climate.
Mots-clés:
micro data, spillovers, productivity, textiles, comparative advantage, backward linkage, Indonesia, competitiveness, FDI, forward linkage, Asian crisis, horizontal linkages