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RI seeks greater access to US market

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 8 2019   /  12:22 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has asked a visiting United States official for greater access to the latter’s market as both countries expect to finalize a trade preference facility review before Christmas.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government had conveyed the aspiration to have greater access for Indonesian furniture and textile products during a discussion between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday. In return, Indonesia will increase its wheat and cotton purchases from the US.“Wilbur Ross said that once the Generalized System of Preferences [GSP] review was already completed, we could talk about additional [trade agreements],” Airlangga said.The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has been reviewing Indonesia’s eligibility for recei...