Seminar Jan. 28th at NHO: “Enhancing Indonesia-Norway Trade and Investment Cooperation”

 Welcome to the seminar on Enhancing Indonesia-Norway Trade and Investment Cooperation (Challenges and Opportunities) co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and Innovation Norway.

The strengthening of economic relations between Indonesia and EFTA States particularly Norway through a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IE-CEPA) will enable us to intensify and diversify two-way trade and investment. Increased trade and investment will provide new opportunities for businesses, workers and consumers, resulting in improved welfare in Indonesia and in Norway. Not only large but also small and medium-sized enterprises will gain broader and more privileged access to so far untapped markets. Lower tariffs and fewer administrative hurdles will boost trade.

In celebrating the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Norway, it’s a momentum to increase cooperation on trade and investment. Predictable and favorable investment conditions will encourage innovation and strengthen competition. Open economies are conducive to job creation and push up living standards. A Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will provide a platform for bringing the parties ‘respective bilateral relationships to a higher level. This will pave the way for stronger economic relations and will make a significant contribution to continued economic growth and sustainable prosperity for the people of Indonesia and Norway. What are the challenges and opportunities in strengthening the cooperation of trade and investment between Indonesia and Norway and how the two countries should increase its cooperation through IE-CEPA?


08:30 – 09:00 Reception and Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Geir Inge Sivertsen

State Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Industry

·    Todung Mulya Lubis,
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Norway

09:15 – 09:30 M. Chatib Basri, is former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. In the past he occupied the position of Member of International Monetary Fund and Chairman for Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. He received a graduate degree and a doctorate from Australian National University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Indonesia.
09:30 – 09:45 Agus Salim Pangestu, is the President Director of Barito Pacific Tbk PT. He graduated from the Boston College and is at the Board Membership of Chandra Asri Petrochemical TBK. Barito Pacific Tbk PT is an energy company producing petrochemicals and Geothermal Energy. The Company produces olefins, propylene, ethylene, and styrene. Barito Pacific also owns land in Jakarta.
09:45 – 12:00


Panel discussion and Q&A (Moderator – Fredrick, Innovation of Norway, Jakarta)

·    Kjetil Urheim, Former CEO of JOTUN

·    Ni Made Marthini, Director of Bilateral Trade Negotiations, Indonesian Ministry of Trade

Ove Christian Owe, Norwegian Chief Negotiator for Indonesia-EFTA Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (tbc)

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