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Indonesia-US bilateral trade value targeted at US$50 billion

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Kasan, head of the Trade Development and Study Department of the Trade Ministry Kasan, head of the Trade Development and Study Department of the Trade Ministry ANTARA

 

The Indonesian Trade Ministry has outlined a target for the value of bilateral trade between Indonesia and the United States to reach US$50 billion in the coming several years.

"Last year, the value of bilateral trade between Indonesia and the United States had reached US$29 billion. We have agreed to increase the bilateral trade target to US$50 billion," Kasan, head of the Trade Development and Study Department of the Trade Ministry, noted Jakarta on Tuesday.

The Trade Ministry has applied export strategies by establishing a trade agreement with major trade partner countries and new potential nations.

Indonesia has also targeted to realize bilateral trade worth US$50 billion with India by 2025 and US$30 billion with South Korea by 2022.

The Trade Ministry stepping up trade targets is expected to help intensify bilateral trade with its key trade partners.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had earlier ordered several ministers and institution heads to make policy breakthroughs in the fields of investment and exports.

He reiterated that exports and investment are the keys to addressing trade balance and current account balance deficits.

The president is optimistic of the policies on investment and exports leading to concrete actions that can be implemented. (ANTARA)

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