Indonesia Increase Exports to Europe
Repost by: Consulate of Indonesia in HCMC (Ngu?n)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia amid increasing export markets in Europe, especially for products that have added value because the demand is still high.
"Indonesia continues to increase market raw materials and products that have added value to Europe. Indonesia with the EU is a strategic partner," said Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, while delivering a speech at the EU-Indonesia Trade Support Program (TSP) II, in Jakarta, Tuesday.
Gita said Indonesia is also developing products that have added value to meet the needs of the European market is still high.
The value of trade between the EU and Indonesia in 2012 totaled more than 32 billion dollars, and Indonesia enjoyed a trade surplus valued at approximately four billion dollars.
Meanwhile, EU Ambassador to ASEAN Julian Wilson, stated that it is committed to deepening trade relations with Indonesia.
"Through the TSP II, we hope to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian exports in the EU market and increase the value of trade between the two sides in the years to come," said Wilson.
In the TSP II, several projects were carried out, among others, is to ensure the safety of exported food products, including nuts, and reduce the number of illegal fishing.
In addition, ensuring the safety of food products from the sea through the implementation of "National Residue Monitoring Plan", and developing management information system for exporters to obtain information on standards and technical regulations.
The European Union (EU) itself also donated 15 million euros to help increase the potential of Indonesian trade, which is still dominated by the export of raw materials.