USTR - Press Release,57,291/10en-usUnited States Challenges Indonesia’s Ongoing Import Restrictions on Horticultural Products, Animals, and Animal ProductsWashington, D.C. States Welcomes New Zealand’s Decision to Join U.S. Challenge to Indonesia’s Import Restrictions on Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal ProductsAugust 30, 2013 Media Statement of USTR and the ASEAN Economic Ministers - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam21 August 2013, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam  JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT  1. Consultations between the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the United States Trade Representative (“the Ministers”) were held on 21 August 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The Consultations were co-chaired by The Hon. Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei Darussalam and H.E. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative. States and Indonesia Meet Under Trade and Investment Framework Agreement06/13/2013 Trade Representative Kirk Seeks World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement on Indonesia’s Import Restrictions on Horticultural and Animal Products03/14/2013 States Challenges Indonesia’s Import Restrictions on Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products01/10/2013Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the United States is requesting consultations with Indonesia under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning trade-restrictive measures applied to horticultural products, animals, and animal products. Indonesia has created a complex web of import licensing requirements that have the effect of unfairly restricting U.S. exports. These measures appear to be designed to protect Indonesia’s domestic agriculture industry. Concludes Meeting with Indonesia under Trade and Investment Framework Agreement07/17/2012 Kirk, Minister Pangestu Meet Under Trade DialogueWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk held a wide-ranging discussion today with Indonesian Minister of Trade Mari Pangestu under the U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The two ministers discussed bilateral, regional and multilateral trade issues, including the importance of expanding cooperation on APEC issues prior to the Leaders’ Summit in November. With respect to the bilateral relationship, they welcomed the rapid increase in bilateral goods trade last year to an all-time high of $23 billion. States and Indonesia Advance Issues at Trade and Investment DiscussionsWashington, D.C. -- The United States and Indonesia today concluded a two-day meeting in Indonesia under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, reviewing in detail the comprehensive agenda between the two countries. The United States welcomed the progress made in addressing some bilateral issues in the past year and discussed steps to resolve the many remaining concerns. Announces New Asia-Pacific Initiative on Illegal Logging and TradeJakarta, Indonesia -- Today the United States and Indonesia convened the first Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue to Promote Trade in Legally Harvested Forest Products. Other countries participating in the dialogue included Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, and Vietnam. Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, led a U.S. delegation that included the Departments of State, Agriculture, Justice and Homeland Security, and the Agency for International Development.