CHILECARNE: Advancing economic relations with Indonesia

Within the framework of the public-private mission to Indonesia and Vietnam, a Chilean delegation, led by the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Claudia Sanhueza, successfully concluded its visit to Jakarta. Among the participants in this delegation was the President of ChileCarne, Juan Carlos Domínguez, who visited Indonesia with the aim of advancing the opening of that market for the Chilean pork and poultry export sector.

Posted on Jun 22 ,00:10

CHILECARNE: Advancing economic relations with Indonesia

The public-private mission to Indonesia, headed by the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Claudia Sanhueza, constituted a significant effort to advance economic relations between Chile and Indonesia. With the participation of the Ambassador of Chile in Indonesia, Mario Ignacio Artaza and representatives of the private sector, including the President of ChileCarne, Juan Carlos Domínguez, meetings were held with important trade actors in that Southeast Asian country.

During the visit, meetings were held with the Deputy Minister of Commerce of Indonesia, Dr. Jerry Sambuaga, the Indonesian Quarantine Authority (IQA), and the Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN, Satvinder Singh. In addition, a day was organized with the heads of the ASEAN and Pacific Alliance missions, and an information session at the Chilean residence in Jakarta, with the presence of businessmen interested in generating links with Chilean counterparts.

The presence of the leadership of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), headed by Shinta W. Kamdani, at these meetings, highlighted the relevance of this mission for the business sector in that country. The Chilean Ambassador to Indonesia highlighted the commitment of both countries to strengthen their economic and commercial ties. Both expressed their interest in advancing the negotiation of an investment chapter within the framework of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between Chile and Indonesia (CEPA), in force for five years, and explored the possibility of Chile joining the Agreement as an Associated State. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

For his part, the President of ChileCarne highlighted: «For the second time in less than 12 months I am lucky enough to visit Indonesia, this time as part of the public-private delegation headed by the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations. The delegation, together with the team from the Chilean embassy in Indonesia led by Ambassador Mario Ignacio Artaza, was able to meet with Indonesian and ASEAN authorities to advance various negotiations that will allow us to further expand our export offer in the region. In addition, we were able to share experiences with businessmen and representatives of the Indonesian trade industry, KADIN, seeking to strengthen mutual knowledge and new business possibilities for both countries.

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, however it ranks 34th among Chile's trading partners, with a trade exchange that reaches 490 million dollars. Juan Carlos Domínguez highlighted the need to explore and develop markets in sectors such as food, mining services and renewable energy, and underlined the importance of the prompt authorization of meat and dairy exports to take advantage of the enormous potential of that immense market.

The public-private mission to Indonesia marked a significant step towards strengthening trade and economic relations between both nations. The delegation hopes that these initiatives will promote the development of new business opportunities and benefit different industrial and commercial sectors in Chile and Indonesia.

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