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Jakarta Post

Sustainable trade road map being prepared to boost exports

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 12 2011   /  08:00 am

The government is designing a road map for sustainable trade, which is expected to be finish this year, in a bid to boost its export edge and enhance the competitiveness of local products amidst new challenges from overseas markets.

Trade Ministry’s director general on foreign trade Deddy Saleh said that this road map would become a reference for various stakeholders in the trade sector, including related ministries and businesses, to improve trade in compliance with acceptable standards demanded by export markets.

“The [international] trade has changed. We cannot produce and market products in conventional ways. In down streaming the industry, for example, we cannot only change raw materials into finished goods, but also have to pay attention to how the processes fulfill sustainable trade requirements,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday at his office in Jakarta. <...