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1 Recent Development of ASEAN's Economic Relationship with China and India By: Hendri Saparini, Ph.D Managing Director ECONIT Advisory Group IDEAs Workshop New Delhi, 5-6 November 2009

2 Presentation Outline Economic characteristics and its development of ASEAN members, China and India. ASEAN China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) and ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement (TIG): The Basic Agreement and Current Development Trade and Investment between Indonesia – China and Indonesia – India, and their impacts on Indonesian economy.

3 Introduction ASEAN is very aggressive to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). In fact, the country members of ASEAN have not all been ready to commit in such FTA. A review on ASEAN-China and ASEAN-India FTAs is very crucial as ASEAN will have to deal with two economic giants, not to mention that they are highly competitive. A review on Indonesia, as one of ASEAN members that has huge economic potentials, is expected to give significant result in form of relationship development pattern, as well as the potential benefit and negative impact from the economic integration on process.

4 List of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements AGREEMENTSIGNING DATEEFFECTIVE ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) 27 February 2009Preparations are currently being undertaken for the ratification and the subsequent implementation of the Agreement by the parties ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) November 2002The realization of ACFTA in 2010 for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and China, and 2015 for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. ASEAN-India Trade in Goods (TIG) Agreement 13 August 2009The ASEAN-India FTA will see tariff liberalisation of over 90% of products traded between the two dynamic regions. Tariffs on over 4,000 product lines will be eliminated by 2016, at the earliest. The ASEAN-India TIG Agreement will enter into force on 1 January 2010 once India and at least one ASEAN Member State notify completion of their internal ratification process. ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) April 2008The Agreement entered into force on 1 December As of July 2009, Brunei Darussalam, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam and Japan have ratified the Agreement. ASEAN-ROK Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation 13 Dec. 2005The Framework Agreement provides for an ASEAN-ROK Free Trade Area by the year 2008 (with flexibility to 2010) for ROK, 2010 (with flexibility to 2012) for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, 2016 for Viet Nam and 2018 for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.

5 Countries Economic Characteristics: ASEAN Needs to Define A Better Strategy China is an economic giants to ASEAN GDP and Foreign Reserve of China are far above those of ASEAN members Trade structure between China and ASEAN members show that Chinese products are highly competitive Almost all ASEAN members face trade deficit against China Chinese attractiveness for foreign investment is above that of ASEAN members in average.

6 Economic Growth: ASEAN Behind China and India Source: IMF

7 GDP Comparison: ASEANs GDP only 34% of the Chinese (2008) Source: 2008 figure, IMF

8 GDP Structure: ASEAN members, China and India Source: ADB

9 High Growth of FDI in China: Impact of Economic Reform Source: UNCTAD

10 FDI Inflow ( ): China is far Above ASEAN Source: UNCTAD

11 Exports and Import: Huge Surplus of Chinas International Trade Source: Asean Economic Community Chartbook, Lao PDR Cambodia Myanmar Brunei Darussalam Philippines Viet Nam Indonesia Thailand Malaysia Singapore India ASEAN China Billions of USD Exports Imports

12 Top 5 ASEAN Exports to China: Dominated by Electonics Parts and Primary Commodities Source: Asean Economic Community Chartbook, 2008

13 ASEAN Commodities Export to China: Main Source for Chinas Demand, 2008 Source: ASEAN Economic Commonity Chartbook 2009

14 5 Top ASEANs Import ASEAN from China, 2008 Source: ASEAN Economic Commodity Chartbook, 2009

15 CountryCommodity Share of total export (%) Brunei DarussalamCrude petroleum oils99.80% CambodiaPalm oil & its fraction88.80% MyanmarDried vegetables, shelled61.70% IndonesiaPalm oil & its fraction57.40% MalaysiaCrude petroleum oils39.70% SingaporePetroleum oils, not crude22.20% Viet NamCoal; briquettes, ovoid & similar solid fuels manufactured from coal 21.68% PhilippinesParts & access of motor vehicles18.90% ThailandPetroleum oils, not crude6.40% Source: ASEAN Secretariat Office Main ASEAN Countries Exports to India: India Dependent for Raw Materials (2008)

16 ASEAN Imports from India (2008) Why being dominated by Petroleum Oils? Source: ASEAN Economic Community Chartbook 2009

17 ASEAN trade with China: Continuous increase of deficit Source: ASEAN Statistical Yearbook, 2008

18 ASEAN - India Trade: Surplus with Value Added? Source: ASEAN Statistical Yearbook, 2008

19 ACFTA: Gates to Liberalization ACFTA was agreed in November Both sides have targeted the realization of ACFTA in 2010 for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and China, and 2015 for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Under the ACFTA, tariffs on certain products as known as the Early Harvest Program (EHP), were reduced before the onset of the FTA (came into effect on 1 January 2004). Others agreements by sectors have also been agreed under ACFTA.

20 Agreements Under ACFTA #1 The ASEAN-China MOU on Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Cooperation was signed in November ASEAN-China MOU on Agricultural Cooperation in November 2002 in Phnom Penh; a more direct cooperation in the agricultural sector between the lead national agencies in ASEAN and China. An extended ASEAN-China MOU on Agricultural Cooperation for was signed in January 2007 in Cebu. ASEAN and China strategic partnership in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to promote international cooperation in terms of investment in human resources development on ICT and to explore the possibility of establishing Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) information highway.

21 Agreements Under ACFTA #2 ASEAN and China cooperation: the MOU on Transport Cooperation in November 2004 in Vientiane, promoting: i) transport infrastructure construction; ii) transport facilitation; iii) maritime safety and security; iv) air transport; v) human resources development; and vi) information exchange. The 7 th ASEAN-China Maritime Transport Agreement (ACMTA), November 2008 agreed in principle with the Strategic Plan for ASEAN-China Transport Cooperation, identifying transport infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing international and cross-border transportation and facilitation.

22 Early Harvest Product Source: ASEANSEC HS Description 01Live Animal 02Meat and edible meat offal 03Fish, crustacean, molusc, other invrt. 04Dairy products 05Products Animal Origin, nes. 06Live tree and other plant 07Edible vegetables and certain roots 08Edible fruits and nuts

23 Tariff reduction on ACFTA Agreement on Trade in Goods of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Co-operation ACFTA starting on January 1, 2005 X= Applied MFN Tariff Rate ACFTA Preferential Tariff Rate (Not later than 1 January 05) 2005* X > 20% % < X < 20% % < X < 15% % < X < 10%5500 X < 5%Standstill00

24 Average Tariff Applied (2007) * #1 IndustryVietnamIndiaChinaThailandMalaysiaIndonesia Agriculture and hunting20.1%28.2%15.9%21.0%5.0%4.8% Chemicals and chemical products4.4%7.9%11.2%3.4%2.1%4.3% Coke, petroleum products and nuclear fuel 5.8%8.2%7.1%3.0%0.1%3.2% Electrical and electronic equipment14.0%6.0%14.6%7.9%4.4%5.0% Food, beverages and tobacco36.5%34.1%21.5%23.1%15.2%10.2% Forestry and Fishing (PRODUCTS)20.5%24.8%12.3%10.8%1.1%4.7% Machinery and equipment7.5% 11.5%6.2%4.8%2.7% Metal and metal products9.9%7.2%9.3%6.8%12.2%7.0% Mining and quarrying4.2%4.9%4.6%1.2%0.7%3.7% Mixed goods (trade data)5.1%9.1% 5.9%0.6%6.1% Source: ITC *Simple average across all partners countries

25 IndustryVietnamIndiaChinaThailandMalaysiaIndonesia Motor vehicles and other transport equipment 25.4%18.3%14.6%18.8%10.1%10.2% Non-metallic mineral products25.4%9.2%15.9%7.3%15.9%7.5% Other manufacturing28.4%9.6%20.4%15.6%7.8%10.5% Petroleum5.4%6.1%2.3%0.3%2.0%3.7% Precision instruments11.5%7.9%11.9%5.1%0.7%4.6% Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media 22.0%7.4%7.2%8.7%8.5%4.4% Recycling0.5%5.8%2.9%0.1%0.5%1.6% Rubber and plastic products19.4%9.6%14.2%10.4%20.5%11.6% Textiles, clothing and leather41.6%28.3%19.2%13.3%11.5%10.5% Wood and wood products18.1%9.4%8.7%6.2%11.4%4.8% Average16.3%12.5%11.7%8.8%6.8%6.1% Source: ITC *Simple average across all partners countries Average Tariff Applied (2007) * #2

26 China Financial Aids and Investment: Aggressiveness due to Huge Foreign Reserve Investment cooperation fund totaling US$10 billion (infrastructure construction, energy and resources, information and communications) Credit of US$15 billion (including loans with preferential terms of 1.7 billion dollars in aid for cooperation projects) Special aid of 39.7 million dollars to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar Provide 300,000 tons of rice for to strengthen food security Donate 900,000 dollars to the cooperation fund of ASEAN plus China, Japan and the Republic of Korea Inject 5 million dollars into the China-ASEAN Cooperation Fund Offer of 2,000 government scholarships and 200 Master's scholarships for public administration students

27 Relationship of ASEAN-China and ASEAN-India ASEAN economic is relatively much smaller than China in terms of GDP, which is around 2.9 times of ASEANs. It is difficult for ASEAN to compete with China in FTA. Chinese population is 2.3 times ASEANs and a very huge market for ASEAN products, but even before FTA ASEAN products can hardly penetrate Chinese market due to lack of competitiveness. ASEAN members (excl. Singapore) have similar characteristics, rich of natural resources, but low industrial productivity and competitiveness. This means that they compete each other, rather than complementing. Considering this characteristics, it needs a very hard work to develop AFTA for they are competing in same existing market and not creating a new opportunity.

28 ASEAN has already signed a free trade agreement and will be followed by other agreements. ASEAN should develop a joined-marketing strategy to increase their bargaining, for example for CPO, Indonesia and Malaysia are the biggest producers, so they have a very strong position in determining price. When ASEAN is able to become a unified economy, then ASEAN will be able to offer an economic cooperation for mutual benefit of ASEAN, China and India. In investment, for instance, it is encouraged to China and India to establish processing industry in ASEAN, so China and India will not only absorb raw materials from ASEAN, but also give higher value added ASEAN. Should ASEAN not transform into an economic power, ASEAN would not get more benefit from FTA. Trade and investment after FTA will indeed encourage economic growth, but such growth will not give much value added into the economy. Although exist, value added will only be limited and unable to raise social welfare. Relationship of ASEAN-China and ASEAN-India

29 Indonesian Economic Relationship with China and India Indonesian Economic Relationship with China and India

30 China, India dan Indonesia: Different Economic Characteristics Chinese GDP showed that investment has the biggest share in GDP, while in China and Indonesia the second of the biggest share in GDP. China and India focus on exporting manufactured products, not natural resources materials. More competitive industrial sectors has made trade liberalization have more positive impact to China and India, otherwise to Indonesia. Export of manufactured products, due to more competitiveness and productivity, has an important role in increasing Chinese and Indian foreign reserves.

31 GDP Structure: Indonesia, China and India Source: ADB

32 Manufacture Productivity and Competitiveness Increasing Foreign Reserve of China Source: State Administration of Foreign Exchange Bureau of PRC

33 Economic Reform: Increasing India Foreign Reserve Source: Reserve Bank of India

34 Source: Bank of Indonesia Indonesia Foreign Reserved: Unstable, Not a Result of Productivity and Competitiveness

35 Chinas Export: Focusing on Manufacturing Goods Source: Ministry of Commerce PRC

36 Primary Product Source: Reserve Bank of India India Exports Dominated by Manufactured Goods

37 Indonesian Export: Increasing Shares of Primary Commodity Source: CBS

38 Trade Balance Indonesia-China Surplus for Oil & Gas, Deficit for Non Oil & gas Source: Ministry of Trade

39 Indonesia-India Trade Balance Surplus for Non-Oil & Gas, Mainly Raw Materials

40 Top 10 Exports Indonesia to China Dominated by Natural Resources (2008) Source: CBS

41 Top 10 Exports Indonesia to India Dominated by Natural Resources, too (2008)

42 Top Imports Indonesia from China (2008) Mostly Manufactured Products, but Agricultural, too Source: CBS Tobacco Apples, Fresh Mandarins (Including Tangerines And Satsumas), Fresh Or Dried Antennas And Antenna Reflectors Parts For Machinery Making Or Finishing Paper Or Paperboard Flat-Rolled Products Of Iron Or Non-Alloy Steel Steam And Other Vapour Turbines Parts For Auxiliary Plant For Use With Steam Petroleum Oils And Oils From Bituminous Minerals, Crude Parts And Accessories Of Motorcycles Disodium Carbonate Superphosphates Fertilizers Aluminum Nonalloyed Rectangular Garlic, Fresh Or Chilled Auxiliary Plant For Use With Steam Or Other Vapor Generating Boilers Parts And Accessories For Automatic Data Processing Machines Structures And Parts Of Structures Nesoi, Of Iron Or Steel Portable Digital Automatic Data Processing Machines Millions of dollar

43 Source: CBS Top 10 Import of Indonesia from India Dominated by Manufactured Goods (2008)

44 Chinas and Indias FDI Insignificant in Indonesia Source: Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board

45 China, India dan Indonesia: Trade and Investment Indonesian trade balance against China and India: surplus for oil and gas, but deficit for non-oil & gas Indonesian top 10 export to China and India are natural resources commodities. It is almost 80% for Indonesian export to India and 70% to China Import Indonesia from China and India: mostly manufactured products and final goods. Furthermore, on EHP implementation since 2004, Indonesia has imported a huge amount of agricultural products from China. Chinese and Indian FDI in Indonesia was relatively insignificant. Currently, there is a trend of acceleration of Chinese investment in Indonesia in infrastructure and oil & gas, while India in financial sector.

46 China Investment to Indonesia It Will Increase, Soon

47 Indonesia government has received standby loan of USD 5.5 billion and Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement (BCSA) up to US$ 17.5 billion. The BCSA scheme will strengthen rupiah value and maintain financial stability, as well as encouraging trade and investment. China trade with Indonesia will be pushed on natural resources and raw materials. Indonesian trade will be continuously dominated by Chinese manufactured products. As China has agreed to provide Special Buyer Credit Facility (SBCF) for Indonesia. China Loan to Indonesia Increased During 2008 Crisis

48 China will focus their investment and trade on natural resources and raw materials, as well as infrastructure. On the other hand, Indonesian will be continuously importing Chinese manufactured products. This trend will make Indonesia become natural resources and raw materials exporter, as a consequence, employment opportunity growth will be stagnant, even slowing down. China-Indonesia Trade and Investment Need Improvement for Mutual Benefit

49 ……Before ACFTA Low Competitiveness of Indonesian Products Source: CBSGrowth of Textile and Leather Product

50 Indonesia Exporting Raw Tin Source: CBS

51 …..But, Increasing Imports of Tin Based Products Source: CBS

52 Prior to FTA, China investment in Indonesia is only in natural resources sectors. Soft loans to Indonesia are mostly aimed at infrastructure development and natural resources. Considering the privatization trend in Indonesia, China will have bigger opportunity to own shares of strategic Indonesian SOE, like electricity, power plant, railway, steel, etc. Chinese investment pattern is most likely to be focused on natural resources exploitation and assembling plant for components/parts imported from China, so most of the value added goes to China. If this condition continues to occur, Indonesian and other ASEAN members natural resources will be drained. ASEAN members will fail to create competitive and productive industrial countries. Evaluating agreements related with FTA and postponement of FTA implementation. Immediately prepared industrial policy map road in order to increase national productivity and competitiveness How to Increase Benefit from FTA

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