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As many as 15 Indonesian Small Medium Enterprises succeeded to record a transaction worth $2.22 million dollars in the "Korea Handmade 2018" exhibition which was held at Convention and Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea on July 26 – 29, 2018. The transaction was the result of products puschase such as bag products made from reptile leather, batik crystal bag, silver accessories, bros, house ornament from wood, clothes and batik clothes. While potential transaction was worth $2 million dollars for leather bag products and batik clothes. Besides, there was also sample for trial order about some snack products, accessories like bros or pearl, and also house ornament from wood. The exhibition which was facilitated by the trade attache and Indonesian Trade Promotion Center ITPC in Busan, aimed to promote handicraft products. According to Head of ITPC Busan, Ni Made Kusuma Dewi hopes through the exhibition the Indonesian Small Medium Enterprisescould introduce various kinds of Indonesian handicrafts to South Koreans and also got experience and learning in entering international market.

Indonesian Consulate General and Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Jeddah held business meeting among importer of Indonesian product with Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on July 29, 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The meeting was an effort to decrease the obstacle of Indonesian products to Saudi Arabian market. Earlier, the same meeting has been conducted twice, namely on July 22, and 26, 2018. The meeting was a step to build intensive communication with SFDA. It was aimed to make Indonesian products to get easier access to Saudi Arabia. The Indonesian Consulate General of Jeddah, M. Hery Saripudin said foods and beverages supply for the necessary of hajj pilgrimages from Indonesia can get special treatment. One of the obstacles is that Indonesian food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics do not meet requirements yet from SFDA and Saudi Accreditation and Standardization Organization (SASO). In the business meeting, SFDA provided explanation to Indonesian importer on policy and registration product to SFDA. The meeting was led by the Indonesian Consulate General of Jeddah. The meeting was also attended by representative of Acting Economic Function of SFDA along with five importers from Saudi Arabia who import Indonesian products.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds the 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference (BPMC) in Bali on August 6-7, 2018. The conference is a ministerial summit of members of Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process). The conference is attended by 26 ministers/BPMC minister-level officials. Since it has been begun in 2002, Bali Process was chaired together by Indonesia and Australia. Currently, there are 45 countries and 3 international organizations which have status as members (total 48 members), and 28 countries and also organization which have status as observer. Bali Process has effectively increased awareness in Asia-Pacific region on human smuggling impact, human trafficking and transnational crime related to others. Activities which are conducted in Bali Process so far provides benefits to increase capacity and also exchange information among countries in the regions. The activities of Bali Process areon the basis of four pillars, namely: (1) prevention, (2) early detection, (3) protection and (4) law enforcement.

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