Food & beverages, furniture & crafts, fishery products, palm oil, are among of top Indonesian products sought after
The 2018 Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) event which just ended last Sunday recorded encouraging results for the establishment of trade relations between Indonesia and Jordan.
The Jordanian and Palestinian trade missions that attended the 33rd TEI recorded a trade transaction contract of USD 21.4 million (IDR 325.8 billion) during the 5 days of the exhibition.
This trade mission was led directly by Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Andy Rachmianto and took 40 Jordanian businessmen and 5 Palestinian businessmen to attend the expo.
“The Jordanian and Palestinian entrepreneurs who attended the TEI this time focused in various fields of business, and sought the best Indonesian products,” said Ambassador Andy.
The Jordan and Palestine companies, Andy added, are looking for products such as food and beverages, furniture and crafts, fishery products, palm oil, cosmetics, herbal drinks, soaps, textiles and textile products, leather products and footwear, paper and paper products, and military equipment.
Indonesia-Jordan’s trade volume also increased, amounting to USD 256 million in 2016, to USD 293 million in 2017. Andy was optimistic that this year’s trade figures for the two countries would exceed the 2017 achievement.
“Until August 2018, the trade value of Indonesia-Jordan has reached USD 218.6 million, up 11.4% from the previous year which reached USD 196.3 million. I am optimistic that by the end of 2018, the Indonesia-Jordan trade volume could reach more than USD 300 million,” Andy explained.
The visit of the Jordanian and Palestinian trade missions was also facilitated by the Indonesia-Jordan Business Council (IJBC) to visit the Nusantara Flower Park and PT Agri Wangi Indonesia on October 25, 2018, at the Branta Mulya Industrial Estate, Citeureup, Bogor, West Java Indonesia.
The Jordan and Palestine companies in the food and beverage sector are interested in developing cooperation with PT Agri Wangi Indonesia which produces various teabag variants. The Jordanian and Palestinian businessmen immediately expressed interest in importing these tea products.
“We want the visit of Jordanian and Palestinian businessmen to Indonesia to truly provide concrete results so that they must be met with the right partners,” said Mayra Andrea, President of IJBC.
First Secretary of the Indonesian Embassy in Amman Jordan, Ary Raharjo added that Indonesian tea products have not entered the Jordanian or Palestinian market. “It’s time for Indonesian tea to be in the Jordanian market to compete with products from Sri Lanka,” said Ary.
Two Jordanian companies Al Bushnaq Trading Co. and Jozor Al Malayo for Import & Export, and Zalloum International Trading Co. from Palestine, who do business in the food and beverage sector, signed a trade contract with six partners from Indonesia.
The signing of the trade contract was even attended by the Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, accompanied by the Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Andy Rachmianto and the Director General of National Export Development (PEN) Arlinda.
The TEI event was closed on October 28, 2018, by the Minister of Trade with the achievement of purchase and investment transactions that were far above the set target of USD 8.4 billion (IDR 127.8 trillion).