Indonesia Interested in Improving Business Ties with Croatia

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Indonesia is especially interested in Croatian wines, prosciutto, oils, cheeses…

Although the total trade between Croatia and Indonesia in 2015 did not reach even 50 million dollars, both countries are pushing for the improvement in economic cooperation. Last week, the Business Council of Indonesia was presented in Croatia and next month it is expected that Croatian companies will attend the Expo fair in Jakarta. The Indonesian government will partly cover the costs of Croatian companies’ participation at the event, reports Večernji List on September 19, 2016.

Trade Expo Indonesia will present the best which Indonesia has to offer in industrial, mining and agricultural sectors. Last year, the fair was attended by 10,000 visitors from more than one hundred countries. Indonesia has been trying to prove that it can be a reliable supplier of raw materials and products.

Indonesia is certainly one of the countries that Croatian companies could expand to, in addition to those which are already present at the market. Some of the interested companies are Croatian producers of wine, olive oil, cheese, truffles and other products.

“The Indonesian market is one of the most attractive markets in the Far East, with a population of more than 250 million people. The market has so far demonstrated great interest in Croatian products which are already present there – railway signalling equipment, tobacco, wood products, military equipment, weapons and others. At the same time, the market of Indonesia offers great opportunities for Croatian companies as a source of procurement of quality and competitively-priced raw materials such as paper, textile, oil, coffee. Indonesia is one of the world’s leading producers in those areas”, says Igor Zgrabljić, secretary general of the Business Council of Indonesia.

“In the past year, due to the activities of the Business Council of Indonesia, for the first time some of Croatian producers of wine, olive oil, cheese, prosciutto and truffle products were presented in Indonesia. There is a great interest for all these products by a whole range of elite hotels, restaurants and catering companies”, adds Zgrabljić.

As stated last week, the Business Council of Indonesia was established at just the right time, considering the fact that a large number of Indonesian investors have shown interest in investing in Croatia and the desire to improve trade relations between the two countries.


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