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EuroCham was delighted to collaborate in the EU-ASEAN Business Council Mission Trip to Indonesia 2023 commenced on 31 July and concluded on 29 August 2023. This year’s mission trip was highly anticipated, as reflected by a record of the highest number of delegates.
This mission trip mainly focused on strengthening the global supply chain through industrialization and downstream strategy and infrastructure development in many sectors, including medical and health technology, digital products and services, and sectors related to emission reduction. During the mission trip, the EuroCham team and members cordially visited a number of ministries and agencies.
Monday, 31 July 2023
- Ministry of Trade
EuroCham was honored to convene and discuss with the Minister of Trade, H.E. Zulkifli Hasan, at the Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia Office. In this meeting, EuroCham was led by its Chairman, Francois de Maricourt (President Director at HSBC Indonesia). In this discussion, the Minister encouraged collaboration between the government and business actors to strengthen trade ties by expediting the I-EU CEPA. Discussed other trade policies, such as export and import, e-commerce, international trade, and prospective support needed from the business sector.
Tuesday, 1 August 2023
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Nusantara Capital City Authority
- Financial Services Authority
- Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
- Directorate General of Customs and Excise
- Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Wednesday, 2 August 2023
- Ministry of Finance
- Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Ministry of Investment
- Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
- Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Thursday, 3 August 2023
- Ministry of Communications and Informatics
- Ministry of Industry
- Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises
- National Development Planning Agency
EuroCham Indonesia held an exclusive (online) briefing for its Gold and Platinum members featuring Filip Deraedt, the EU's chief negotiator for the Indonesia EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA), on July 27th.
Presided by the Chairman of EuroCham, Francois de Maricourt, the briefing highlighted that there are more substantial issues that can be tackled by both sides before coming to an agreement. The briefing was followed with a question-and-answer session involving the audience who represented significant European companies and chambers of commerce working in Indonesia.
Our thanks goes to all participants that attended the briefing. EuroCham will continue to support IEU CEPA process till it reaches a successful conclusion.