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17-08-2017

Happy National Day to Indonesia !

Thursday 17th August 2017


From 12 to 19 March 2016, a large Belgian Princely economic mission visited Indonesia. Under the leadership of HRH Princess Astrid and Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem, more than 300 participants succeeded in making many new contacts and seizing trade opportunities. This was already the fifth Belgian economic mission of this magnitude to Indonesia and it was a milestone in the ever closer economic relationship between both countries.

Indonesia is one of the most important Southeast Asian trading partners of Belgium. In 2016, Indonesia was Belgium’s 51st customer for an amount of 550 million EUR and its 36th supplier for an amount of 1,2 billion EUR. Belgium companies mainly export chemical products, mineral products, and machinery and equipment. We import mainly footwear, textiles, and plastics. Belgium companies provide world-class expertise in several sectors that are crucial for the development of the Indonesian economy, such as the maritime sector, agri-food industry, energy and clean technology.

Secretary of State Pieter De Crem wishes Indonesia an excellent National Day and looks very much forward to further strengthening our bilateral trade relations!


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