Indonesia Becomes the Chairperson of ASEAN 2023, the Ministry of Trade has Prepared Four Superior Events

Deputy Minister of Trade (Wamendag) Jerry Sambuaga said that the Ministry of Trade will hold 4 superior events related to ASEAN 2023. According to him this step is in order to strengthen the role of ASEAN as a regional production hub.

“The plan, Indonesia will hold eight excellent events. Four of them will be under the Ministry of Trade. The first event, the physical launch of the ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD). Secondly, the ceremonial implementation of the full implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) after the Philippines completed the ratifik process Third, the launch of the New Asean Tariff Finder. Fourth, completion of the study and launch of the digital Economy Framework Agreement (Defa) negotiations, “he said in a written statement, Monday (1/30/2023).

On this occasion, Jerry also continued the direction of President Joko Widodo which was once conveyed in the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2022. He said, ASEAN must be the main driver of regional growth. In addition, Jokowi also invited all private sectors to accelerate economic recovery, strengthen ASEAN’s position as a competitive production hub, and accelerate the presence of reliable and affordable clean energy. He said that the spirit was brought by Indonesia after carrying out the handover of ASEAN 2023’s agriculture from Cambodia in November 2022 and set the theme of ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth. That is, Indonesia is ready to play an important role in leading the direction and goals of ASEAN’s political, economic, and socio -cultural cooperation.

He also stressed the importance of ASEAN for regional and world countries, supported by 3 main pillars, namely centrality, stability, and prosperity. The Vision of the ASEAN Indonesia 2023 theme is directed to build a strong, adaptive, and inclusive ASEAN; play a central role; and provide benefits to the community, both internally within the region and externally to the world.

Taking into account the strategic megatrend and overcoming the impact of the multidimensional crisis on food, energy, and finance, Indonesia announced the proposal of priority economic deliverables (PED) under Indonesian. Everything is assembled into three strategic impulses. It is known from the 16 Peddi under the pillars of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), 7 of them will be under the scope of the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM).

In addition, Indonesia will also encourage the acceleration of transformation and inclusive digital economic participation. This is done through the full implementation of D e-form through the ASEAN Single Window and the leader’s statement to develop the Defa. Finally, namely promoting sustainable economic growth for a strong future by compiling ASEAN Standards Harmonization Road Maps to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs).

January 30, 2023, detikFinance