Jakarta: Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga said that the Indonesian Government is still working on to increase market access for Indonesian products to the US.
According to the Indonesian official, the Indonesian Government will ask for preferential tariff treatment for Indonesian products, such as steel, textile and furniture products.
The statement was delivered by Jerry during his meeting with the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade of the US Department of Commerce, Diane Farrell, in Washington DC, the US, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
“During the meeting, we focused on the efforts to increase market access for Indonesian products to the US," Jerry said in a written statement released on Sunday, November 11, 2019.
"That includes working on to increase steel exports by allowing trade preferential treatment by the US Government on steel products. We also asked for the preferential trade treatment to be applied on Indonesian textile and furniture products to fulfill US demand," he added.
He said during the meeting that Indonesia would be delighted and ready to replace China as the major textile and furniture supplying country to the US.
Moreover, Jerry also said that the increase of market access by allowing preferential trade treatment is also crucial to reach the target trade value of 60 billion USD between both countries.
“We hope that the US Government can increase market access for Indonesian products and also give positive responses to the Indonesian Government’s efforts to deal with commercial issues between the two countries,” he said. (Translator: Muhammad Gestinev)