EuroCham again visited the Ministry of Trade’s Main Office on 9 July 2019 to meet the Director of Export Development Cooperation, Mr. Marolop Nainggolan. The purpose is to introduce EuroCham activities in supporting the government’s efforts to improve business climate and facilitate more trade relationship with other countries, which will eventually increase Indonesia’s competitiveness. This is also in line with the government’s current focus to boost more export from Indonesia, including from European manufacturers already operating and investing in Indonesia. During this meeting the Directorate of Export Development Cooperation acknowledges that there are challenges as well as potential to boost more exports. The Directorate is therefore working hard to promote Indonesia’s products and conducting business matchmaking efforts to explore new international markets. In these regards, the Directorate also realizes the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors and therefore would welcome any joint efforts with EuroCham to promote more exports.
The Group held the dinner meeting on 9 July 2019 as part of regular activities by one of the largest and active working group in EuroCham, as an avenue of coordination and consolidation to discuss working group issues and activities. The discussion covers practices on solar rooftop installation to support the renewable energy in Indonesia, the urgency of information on tariff policy for electricity and the cooperation procedures between supplier and the State-Owned Electricity Compay PLN. The dinner this time also becomes the opportunity to bid a farewell to Christophe Comte of Engie, one of Deputy Head for Power Generation, who soon will leave Indonesia and relocate to France. The dinner was closed with handover of token appreciation for the contribution all these times.