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Jakarta Post

Trade fair a platform to boost Indonesia-Germany trade

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  02:12 am
Arif Havas Oegroseno (JP/Dwi Atmanta)(JP/Dwi Atmanta)

Arif Havas Oegroseno (JP/Dwi Atmanta)Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Arif Havas Oegroseno shares his views and expectations of Indonesia’s participation in Hannover Messe in April 2020. Question: Why is Hannover Messe important for Indonesia?Answer: First, the event gives Indonesia a chance to gain prominence in the industry and trade community in the world, in Europe and Germany, in particular. When I arrived here one and a half years ago, Germany released statistics on its bilateral trade with 239 states. Indonesia ranked 45th, below our Southeast Asian neighbors Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. To make exporters and importers aware of Indonesia, we proposed ourselves as the partner country for Hannover Messe, as other Group of 20 members had done. We competed with other countries.Second, from a series of discussions with the Deutsche Messe CEO, we found that the event would not onl...