A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

US-China trade war: Vietnam might get Apple, but Indonesia can get a bite of the action, too

  • Countries like Vietnam stand to benefit as companies like Apple leave China for more profitable markets
  • But for Indonesia to benefit, some innovative, outward-looking policy decisions will be needed

A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
A miner at the Tarahan coal port in Lampung province, Indonesia. The US-China trade war could hit Indonesia’s raw goods exports. Photo: Reuters
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Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an academic at Universitas Islam Indonesia and is a researcher associate at Jakarta-based Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF). His research focuses on China's foreign policy in Indonesia and the Middle East. He completed his PhD on the Belt and Road Initiatives in the Gulf at the University of Manchester in 2018.