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Jakarta Post

RI takes first jab at Indo-Caribbean trade relations

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 27 2018   /  02:06 am

Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s orders to explore non-traditional trade markets, the government has moved to facilitate business-to-business talks between Indonesia and 15 countries joined in Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Foreign Affairs Ministry director for American and European intraregional and interregional cooperation Masni Eriza told The Jakarta Post that penetrating the CARICOM market was part of the government’s larger plan to expand Indonesia’s global business network by helping local businesses enter non-traditional markets.

“The Indonesian government is trying to sign comprehensive economic agreements with regions around the world […] and CARICOM is, for sure, next on our list,” he said on the sidelines of an Indonesia — CARICOM seminar in Tangerang.

Indonesia currently does limited business with CARICOM as indicated by the a...