The Engagement of Indonesia and Taiwan in The World Trade Organization: Historical and Political Perspective

Angel Tng(1*), Liu Yin Ruei(2), Rina S. Shahrullah(3), Dao Gia Phuc(4), Rahmi Ayunda(5)

(1) Universitas Internasional Batam
(2) University of Economics and Law, Viet Nam
(3) Universitas Internasional Batam
(4) University of Economics and Law, Viet Nam
(5) Universitas Internasional Batam
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

Due to “One China Policy” in contrast to other international members like Indonesia, has encountered more difficulties in gaining the seat in the World Trade Organization. The aim of this study is to make comparison on the engagement of Indonesia and Taiwan in WTO. This study utilizes the normative legal research to make comparison between Indonesia and Taiwan. It begins by presenting overview of Indonesia and Taiwan’s history of the process and difficulties in being admitted into WTO.  Taiwan took many years to find its way to become a member of WTO, and has been a member since January 1, 2002 as the 144th member.  This Study explores the special situation that only Taiwan has in regards to other international communities.  It will also analyze and compare Taiwan’s and Indonesia’s engagement in the World Trade Organization in terms of historical and political perspectives.  Indonesia has a smoother transition in entering the WTO; however, Taiwan has had to confront more difficulties, in which this study will delve further.

Keywords

Engagement; World Trade Organization; Historical; Political

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