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Indonesia Commitment to European

Indonesia Commitment to European Union is one of the destinations for commodity exports in many developing countries that have abundant plantation yields. Indonesia is one of the developing countries.

That has always been actively exporting materials needed by European Union countries to meet European country plantation products. Indonesia has transformed millions of hectares of forest land into plantations.

The amount of plantation material needs in European countries is a golden opportunity for an agrarian country that has a large area of ​​forest
land. Plantation products that are in demand in Europe such as chocolate, palm oil, cinnamon, cloves, pepper and various other spices.

Plantation products are a mainstay of the strength of Indonesia’s agricultural commodity exports on the European Union market. One of the leading
commodities which up to now has an increasing demand trend is chocolate or cocoa. Indonesia’s trade balance for cocoa products and their
derivatives always shows a positive trend from year to year.

“In 2018 Indonesian cocoa exports to the European Union reached USD 215.2 million. “Up as much as 22 percent compared to export value in 2017,
amounting to USD 201.7 million,” said the Indonesian Agricultural Attache (ATANI) for Belgium, Wahida.

According to him, this figure is only about 1 percent of the total import value of the European Union (EU) for cocoa products and derivatives,
which reached USD 27.4 billion. The largest importing country of cocoa to the EU is Ivory Coast with USD 4 billion, Ghana USD 1.5 billion and
Nigeria USD 672 million.

Large Needs for Cocoa Push Indonesia Commitment to European

Based on data reported by Eurostat, the European Union is the largest country consuming cocoa in the world, amounting to 8-9 kg per capita per
year.

Wahida said, in addition to exporting cocoa beans, currently the cocoa bean processing industry for re-exports is also developing domestically.
For the record, in 2018 Indonesia imported 240,000 tons of cocoa beans with an import value of USD 528 million.

“The supply of available national cocoa beans is still not able to meet the installed capacity of the cocoa processing industry. Cocoa processing
plants process cocoa beans into intermediate goods and then export them to major consumer countries such as Europe, the United States and Japan,”
Wahida explained.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Embassy’s Trade Attaché in Brussels, Merry Astrid Indriasari added, securing access to strategic commodity markets
through tariff liberalization was key in the IEU CEPA negotiations. This is believed to also be able to encourage the pace of exports of cocoa
commodities and derivative products to the EU market.

Until now, Indonesia has proposed an initial offer for more than 10 thousand tariff posts, including cocoa and its derivative products, where
cacao butter is still Indonesia’s leading export product with export volume reaching 24.6 thousand tons in 2018.

“We hope this can accelerate the negotiation process to catch up with other ASEAN countries that already have FTAs ​​with the EU,” Astrid said to www.judiayam128.com

Indonesia Commitment to European For Belgium

Indonesian Agricultural Attache for Belgium in the City of Brussels, Wahida said Indonesia was committed to increasing the volume of cocoa exports
and derivative products to the European Union.

“One of the leading commodities that up to now has an increasing demand trend is chocolate or cocoa. Indonesia is committed to increasing the volume of cocoa exports and its quality and sustainable derivative products,” Wahida said in Brussels, Belgium, through written information received in Jakarta. recently.

Wahida said Indonesia’s trade balance for cocoa products and derivatives always showed a positive trend from year to year. The value of Indonesian
cocoa exports to the European Union in 2018 reached 215.2 million US dollars, an increase of 22 percent compared to the 2017 period of 201.7
million US dollars.

This figure is only one percent of the total import value of the European Union (EU) for cocoa products and its derivatives which reached 27.4 billion US dollars.

The largest importing countries of cocoa to the EU are Ivory Coast (4 billion dollars), Ghana (1.5 billion dollars) and Nigeria (672 million
dollars). Based on data reported by Eurostat, the European Union is the largest cocoa consuming country in the world, which is 8 kg to 9 kg per
capita per year.

On the same occasion, the Indonesian Embassy’s Trade Attache in Brussels, Merry Astrid Indriasari added, securing access to strategic commodity
markets through tariff liberalization was key in the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA) negotiations.

Indonesia Commitment to European Support by Exports

This is believed to also be able to encourage the pace of exports of cocoa commodities and derivative products to the EU market. Until now,
Indonesia has proposed an initial offer for more than 10 thousand tariff posts, including cocoa and its derivative products.

“We hope this can accelerate the negotiation process to catch up. With other ASEAN countries that already have FTAs ​​with the EU,” Astrid said.

On the other hand, the demand for cocoa beans in the country also actually increased. In addition to exporting cocoa beans, currently the cocoa
processing industry for re-exports is also developing domestically.

For the record, in 2018, Indonesia imported 240,000 tons of cocoa beans with import values ​​reaching 528 million US dollars. The supply of
available national cocoa beans is still not able to meet the installed capacity of the cocoa processing industry.

“Cocoa processing plants process cocoa beans into semi-finished goods to be exported to major consumer countries such as Europe. The United States and Japan,” Wahida said.

Until now, cacao butter is still Indonesia’s leading export product with export volume reaching 24,600 tons in 2018.

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