With several trade negotiations underway, in particular the Indonesia EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations, mastering market intelligence and analysis tools is essential for Indonesian negotiators and analysts to support the country’s trade strategies. The Ministry of Trade, with support from ARISE+ Indonesia, organised a training on ITC Market Analysis Tools, April 6-9, 2021.
Representatives of private and public actors in the production, control and export of nutmeg participated in an online training on mycotoxins testing, April 12-14, 2021. In collaboration with the ARISE Plus Indonesia, the Agency for Food Security - Ministry of Agriculture organised the training to deepen the knowledge and competence of around 80 participants in testing methods that comply with the EU Commission Regulation.
ARISE Plus Indonesia supported the Gayo Arabica Coffee Producers Association to develop a promotional website. The new website is expected to expand the Association’s outreach towards international coffee markets, especially in the European Union (EU).
On 10 and 11 December 2020, BAPPENAS officials attended three workshops to discuss and acquire techniques for developing, writing and presenting policy briefs, to improve their skills in delivering research findings. The activity complements previous support provided under ARISE+ Indonesia to upgrade macroeconomic planning and forecasting tools and improve technical capacity for conducting economic-trade-investment simulations and analysis to ultimately strengthen Indonesia’s national development planning process.
In collaboration with Oxford Economics, ARISE Plus Indonesia facilitated a training session for Bappenas on updating the Global Economic Model (GEM). This model provides Bappenas with the capability to conduct simulations on different policy scenarios and assess their short, medium and long term impact.
Over the past six months, the ARISE+ Indonesia team has worked closely with the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the Ministry of Trade and other stakeholders to develop an Electronics Sector Deep-Dive Assessment and an Investor Aftercare Study, both aimed at improving Indonesia’s investment policies and enhancing the business environment for investors, both in the short-term and the medium-to-longer term. The key policy recommendations provided by the two the studies come at an opportune time as Indonesia seeks to revitalise its manufacturing sector through its Making Indonesia 4.0 initiative.
In collaboration with Indonesia Anti Dumping Committee (KADI), the ARISE+ Indonesia facilitated training sessions on Ensuring High Quality and Efficient Case Handling and Investigation Processes. Around 40 officials from KADI and the Trade Defense Directorate Ministry of Industry participated in the events to strengthen anti-subsidy (countervailing) implementation, held via Zoom on 22 and 26 February 2021.
On February 24, 2021 Sung-Eun Jun, Oxford Economics country economist, spoke in a virtual workshop facilitated by ARISE Plus Indonesia for Bappenas (the Ministry of National Development Planning) on Indonesia: Delayed Growth Recovery amid Prolonged Coronavirus Outbreak. She indicated that Indonesia's economic outlook hinged much upon the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency (BKIPM) under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MoMAF) in collaboration with ARISE+ Indonesia held a three-session webinar on the Determination of Heavy Metals and Histamine Content in Fish Products. This webinar is part of a continuous programme deployed by MoMAF to improve the quality of fish products for export.
The Ministry of Trade has received the final report for a Trade Remedy Impact Assessment Methodology and its Implementation Plan from ARISE+ Indonesia on 23 December 2020.