Minister flags off exports worth Rp10.68 bln to US, Europe

Minister flags off exports worth Rp10.68 bln to US, Europe

Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto sees off a consignment of exports meant for the US and Europe on October 17, 2020. 

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Trade, Agus Suparmanto, kicked off the dispatch of 25 containers of goods, worth Rp10.68 billion, meant for export at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC) on October 16-17, 2020.

The goods were shipped to the US and Europe by eight Yogyakarta companies.

“These exports show that domestically made products are of high quality and are able to compete in the international market. Besides, it demonstrates that Indonesian products are able to withstand the pandemic and the global economic slowdown,” the minister said in a statement here on Saturday.

The 25 containers were shipped in two stages. In the first stage, four containers of women's lingerie and sportswear from PT Busana Remaja Agracipta were exported to the United States, one container of home decoration products from CV Palem Craft was exported to Belgium, and one container of furniture products from Aurum Furniture was sent to France.

In addition, one container of consolidated outdoor exterior products from Yogya Gazebo, MD Craft, and Belindo was exported to France, Spain, and Belgium, one container of furniture from CV Jaroe Design was sent to Germany, and nine containers of home decor products from PT Out of Asia were exported the United States.

In the second stage, eight containers of handicrafts and home decorations products from PT Out of Asia were exported to the United States on Saturday (October 17, 2020).

Women's lingerie and sportswear produced by PT Busana Remaja Agracipta are headed to global brands such as Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Wacoal, and Marks & Spencer. The company has emerged as one of the largest intimate product manufacturers and exporters in the world, the minister said.

Agus also said that Aurum Furniture, Yogya Gazebo, MD Craft, Belindo, and CV Palm Craft are being promoted by the Ministry of Trade through the Designers Dispatch Service Program of the Indonesia Design Development Center (IDDC) .

“Creativity, innovation, and the ability to seize opportunities to meet market tastes are the keys to success in penetrating the export market. One of these principles is applied by CV Jaroe Design, which uses wood waste to make export-value furniture,” he noted.

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