On Tuesday, 25 August 2020, EuroCham organized the beverages sub-group meeting within the Agriculture, Food and Beverages Working Group. The meeting discussed plans for a joint advocacy effort related to the sale of alcoholic beverages on the online platform. The discussion was attended by Doni Wibisono, and Dendy Borman, in their capacity as the Head and Deputy Head of the Working Group. This meeting seeks to provide group members the opportunity to share ideas on EuroCham advocacy stategy for the topics, and identify stakeholders for collaboration needed.
EuroCham-CIPS Webinar: Boosting Indonesia’s Enhancement of Export Performance through Free Trade Policies
EuroCham jointly organized with the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) a webinar on 13 August 2020. The webinar, which focused on the discussion on enhancing Indonesia’s Export Performance through Free Trade Policies, invited Pingkan Audrine Kosijungan (Researcher of CIPS), Rachmat Hidayat (EuroCham Head of Import-Export Procedures Working Group and Government Relations of Danone Indonesia), and Mila Karmila Bishry (Deputy Director of Agrobusiness Products of the Ministry of Trade). The webinar highlighted efforts that can be carried out to boost exports to partner countries, such as to the European Union, by among others continuing the ongoing negotiation of the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. This webinar also highlighted the importance of the ease of doing business through various simplifications and relaxations, as well as relations between import-export and investments activities for European companies operating in Indonesia. The overall discussion was moderated by Felippa Ann Amanta (Head of Research of CIPS), and was attended by more than 80 participants from various companies.