This Sunday the Danish government launched its strategy for trades with Indonesia. The aim is to double exports to the country in only a few years, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
The launch took place during a visit in Indonesia from Minister of Trade and Investments, Pia Olsen Dyrh. She is heading a Danish business delegation that visits Indonesia from March 3 – March 5.
”With the presentation of these goals we focus on how Danish businesses can gain foothold in Indonesia and how the government can aid them. The goal is to double exports to Indonesia in 2016. It’s an ambitious goal but with persistence and strong cooperation between the public sector and private businesses it’s possible,” says Pia Olsen Dyhr.
“Indonesia is planning massive investments in development of infrastructure and health sector while at the same time private spending is expected to increase. Therefor I see a platform where Danish businesses can exploit the continuing growth,” she adds.
The Minister of Business and Growth, Annette Vilhelmsen ,adds that Danish businesses are strong in many of the areas where demands are expected to increase the next few years.
Even though Indonesia with its 240 million inhabitants is the fourth most populous country in the world it does not reflect in the Danish exports. In 2011 the country was only the 60th largest market of exports and only the 11th largest market of exports in Asia.
The newly presented strategies in Indonesia will help ensure doubling exports to the country in 2016 compared to 2011. Should Denmark succeed in this it would mean exports for more than 1.2 billion DKK to Indonesia.