The Project for Strengthening of the Utilization of IJEPA
Promotion of Preferential Tariff System Utilization
On commission from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), IIST implemented a training project for officials of the Indonesian Ministry of Commerce aimed at providing the latest information and knowledge relating to Japan's customs clearance, import procedures, inspection system, etc. and deepening their understanding of the approach of private companies toward economic partnership agreements and related issues.
Dates: October 29 - November 5, 2012
10 officials engaging commerce and trade policy, etc. at the Indonesian Ministry of Commerce
— Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc.
— Tokyo Customs
— Ota Market
— Japan Fresh Produce Import and Safety Association (NISSEIKYO)
— Osaka Customs
— Indonesian Trade Promotion Center
— Kansai Business Forum for EPAs (KBF-EPA)
— Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
— Meiwa Gravure Co., Ltd.
— Nishijin Textile Industrial Association
— HINAYA Inc.
— Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
The training program included lectures and discussions at government organizations and occasions to hear firsthand opinions at private companies. Through the program, the trainees were able to deepen their understanding of Japan's use of EPA preferential tariff systems and related issues, its customs clearance system, import inspection system. In addition, many trainees commented that they had gained awareness of the importance of protecting and fostering traditional industries, discovering and improving the quality of export products, and so forth. It is hoped that this program has become an opportunity for the participants to extend effective guidance and information to small and medium-sized enterprises in Indonesia that are keen to promote exports to Japan by utilizing the preferential tariff system of the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA).
General Affairs Dept.