Agustina Balik(1*)

(1) Fakultas Hukum Universitas Pattimura
(*) Corresponding Author


ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) is a form of trade cooperation ASEAN region in the form of
an agreement to create a situation that is balanced and fair trade through tariff reduction in
goods trade where there is no tariff barriers (import duty 0-5%) and non-tariff barriers for
country- ASEAN member countries. ACFTA is a free-trade area between ASEAN members and
China. Indonesia as one of the ASEAN member countries still have some obstacles that shows
our unpreparedness to face AFTA, which are: in terms of law enforcement, agencies should
participate facilitate trade and business world often appears to be even indicted for corruption. AFTA brings a number of advantages, namely goods originally manufactured with high costs will be obtained consumers with cheaper prices and a region fully integrated together, the ASEAN region will be more attractive as investment land. What to do Indonesia in order to properly facing AFTA and ACFTA and to compete with other countries are: Promotion and market penetration, increase in efficiency of domestic production, Improved quality of human resources, protection of small industries, and efforts to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sector


ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA); ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA); Domestic Industry


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