The paper attempts to map out the governance of regional and global value chains of top ten Indonesia’s export commodities in an effort to annotate its upgrading and diversification endeavors. Dominated by natural resources commodities and extractive industries (such as oil and gas, coal, copper and other minerals, palm oil, rubber and other horticulture commodities), export diversification and upgrading have been the concerns of related stakeholders in the industries. Study on how the endeavors are tightly connected to its regional and global value chains governance is in necessity in the face of Indonesia’s continuing trade deficit trend during the last decade. The paper is accordingly an inquiry to propose alternative explanation (and keenly policy notes) that goes beyond recent public debate in Indonesia (and elsewhere) on whether safeguard or protection of such industries and commodities is the accurate policy choice.
Authors: Riza Noer Arfani, Poppy S. Winanti
Collation: vii + 33 p