The increase of investment number would affect trade activities between the two countries, he added. As observed, the export number from Indonesia for some commodities, including gold, footwear, coffee and furniture, is not massive yet.
"Export numbers are still low, around one percent. If it could rise two to three times, that would be great," Seto noted.
While the Head of SwissCham Indonesia, Luthfi Mardiansyah, explained that the country's investment in Indonesia reached CHF7 billion (or US$7.2 billion) during 2019, that placed Switzerland in fourth position among European investors in Indonesia.
"Yet, it remains low compared to the budget they own," Mardiansyah stated.
Several sectors that they had been working o are manufacture, pharmacy and chemical products. While potential sectors are agricultural, farming and fisheries, Mardiansyah added.
"We have all the capabilities in the agricultural sector, also the companies. But the government has not acknowledged those as the added value of Swiss companies. We will go that way," he said. (INE)
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