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Indonesia to boost trade in IORA countries

Staff Writer |
The Indonesian government has expressed its intention to explore the potential of 21 members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Trade Minister Eanggartiasto Lukito said.

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The agreement will be followed by bilateral agreements with each government in the group, particularly countries that have potential for Indonesian products, said Enggar in Jakarta as reported by[break]

Similar optimism was expressed by Sasmito Hadi Wibowo, Central Statistics Agency’s (BPS) deputy for distribution and service affairs, who said that each member country was a potential market for Indonesian products.

Indonesia has not seriously explored the market potential of the countries because relevant parties previously preferred to focus on the traditional market like the United States, North Asia, Japan, China and European countries, he added.

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