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Jakarta Post

New overseas markets for RI can replace falling exports

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 24 2008   /  01:40 pm

While Indonesian exports to traditional markets like the United States, Europe and Japan show some signs of slowing down due to the global financial crisis, buyers from other countries representing potential new non-traditional markets have expressed interest in buying more Indonesian goods. Businesspeople from several countries in the region have also expressed willingness to put their money into Indonesia. Barry Helberg of the New Zealand Retailers Association and David J. Catty, the director of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and New Zealand Combined Business Council, expressed their amazement during a discussion at the recent 23rd Jakarta International Trade Exhibition, on the quality and design of Indonesian furniture. "These are top quality goods. It is the kind of furniture New Zealand top end consumers are looking for," Catty s...