Remarks from the EU’s Chief Negotiatior of on the EUI-CEPA
EuroCham was fortunate to have the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EUI-CEPA), Helena Konig, who presented to our members the European Commission’s response to the COVID19 crisis, especially in regards to the area of trade policy and progress of the EUI-CEPA negotiations.
Helena Bjorn Konig, whose official role is as the Deputy Director General of DG Trade of the EU, expressed a number of positive and important points. She stressed that the continuation of the EUI-CEPA negotiations is vital for both parties, especially in its efforts towards an economic recovery as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The CEPA negotiations with Indonesia will continue despite the many challenges faced in the current situation. The EU and Indonesia will regularly conduct discussions to find a common ground regarding the mutual benefits for both parties. She revealed that subsequent negotiations will be held between September or October this year.
In her remarks, Helena also expressed her utmost appreciation to EuroCham as the primary European business voice in Indonesia for its continuous effort to promote a deepening economic relationship between Europe and Indonesia.