InfoSAWIT, WELLINGTON – By Monday (19/3), the trade mission of Ministry of Trade to New Zealand got the potential transaction reaching US$ 9,74 million from the negotiation of coffee product, workers in plantation and mechine, derivative products of crude palm oil, fertilizer, and food and drink.
Indonesia andNew Zealandare very potential to increase the trade relationship in the future days. The both are committed to increase the total trade transaction reaching USD 2,9 billion or Rp 40 billion in 2024.
In the previous, the leaders of Indonesian and New Zealandcompanies met in the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Meeting. It was held in Clifftons Conference, the Majestic Center, Wellington, New Zealand. The goal was to confirm the commitment of Indonesia to do exports to the un-tapped countries, such as, New Zealand.
General Director of National Export Development, Ministry of Trade, Arlinda led the trade mission and also joined the delegation of Indonesia in the CEO Meeting.
“It is hoped, the moment could make the opportunity to increase the exports from Indonesia to the un-tapped countries, such as, New Zealand. We do hope, it (the CEO Meeting) could make agreement or potential transaction among the businessmen (stakeholders) in both countries to increase the future billateral trade,” she said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
The CEO Meeting was done in the same time when President Joko Widodo visited New Zealandto discuss the billateral issues, including the trade issues. In the meeting, President Joko Widodo also witnessed, the miniters and CEO of the companies from Indonesia shared experiences with the authority of New Zealandand CEO of the companies in New Zealand, and led by Minister of Agriculture, Bio Security, Food Safety and Rural Community; and Associate Minister of Trade Damien O'Connor.
Before the CEO Meeting started, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed betweeen Indonesia andNew Zealand. There were three institutions, such as, Kalbe FarmaandWestland Milk Products; Kalbe Farma and Fonterra; andJakarta International College (JIC) andAuckland University of Technology. The MoU would be about the material of products, market development, and education.
After the CEO Meeting, Arlinda also joined the President and the ministers to do billateral meeting with Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and his ministers. She also joined the President to meet Indonesian ‘diaspora’ in New Zealand. (T2)