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Indonesian Trade Ministry Sends Export-Import Training Team to Afghanistan

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The Ministry of Trade held an export-import training for Afghan businessmen in Kabul, Afghanistan. The "Training on Export-Import Procedure" takes place from May 7 to 9 2018. The Ministry of Trade hoped that the training will contribute to improve trade relations and trade balance of Indonesia-Afghanistan in the future. Indonesian Export and Export Training Center, Directorate General of National Export Development of the Ministry of Trade held the training as a capacity building program, in synergy with the Indonesian Embassy in Kabul.The training encourages Afghan businessmen to hold cooperation with Indonesian businessmen. The training materials focused on improving Indonesia-Afghanistan trade balance through export and import activities. In addition, the training also provides knowledge about international trade to entrepreneurs. It was said by the Director General of National Export Development, Arlinda, on separate occasions in Jakarta on Monday (7/5).The import-export training in Afghanistan is a follow-up visit by President Joko Widodo to Afghanistan last January to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. The training is also a form of support of the Indonesian President in an effort to bring peace to the people of Afghanistan. About 30 participants follow the training. The participants consist of Afghan businessmen who want to implement import-export activities with Indonesia, and officials of Afghan government agencies. The export-import training is also one of Indonesia's ways to increase export to non-traditional export destination countries. Indonesia's export value to Afghanistan in 2017 was recorded at 20.2 million US dollars. While the value of Indonesian imports from Afghanistan in 2017 was recorded at 29 thousand US dollars. Arlinda moreover said, Indonesian entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to increase exports to Afghanistan, so as to encourage greater economic growth. It can be seen from hundreds of Afghan buyers who visited the Trade Expo Indonesia in 2017. The Afghan buyer's visit resulted trade transactions amounting to 64 thousand US dollars. The main interesting products including household appliances, wood products, herbal products, paper and paper products. The speakers in the export-import training came from practitioners in the fields of export and import. The materials including introduction of Indonesian and Afghan potential products, an overview of export-import activities, export-import procedures and documents, export-import payment systems, transport procedures and handling of export-import cargoes, international trade provisions, calculations and export pricing, filling export documents, as well as success stories of exporters.

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