JAKARTADAILY.ID – Deputy Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga is optimistic that Indonesia's chairmanship will boost the economic growth of ASEAN countries in a better direction.
He made this statement before receiving the arrival of ASEAN economic ministers (ASEAN Economic Ministers/AEM) on the agenda for a welcoming reception.
The agenda is a series of AEM Retreat 2023 which will take place in Magelang Regency, Central Java on March 20-22 2023.
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“Indonesia is a country with the largest population in ASEAN. Of course, in terms of size and economy, Indonesia plays a significant role. Indonesia is also the largest democracy in ASEAN. These things are Indonesia's capital in leading ASEAN and increasing the economic growth of ASEAN countries in a better direction," said Deputy Trade Minister Jerry, Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Also attending accompanied the Director General of International Trade Negotiations (PPI) Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono.
The Deputy Minister of Trade Jerry also mentioned seven of Indonesia's 2023 priority economic deliverables (PEDs) under the scope of AEM.
First, the ASEAN Services Facilitation Framework with the aim of increasing the scope of policies and regulations that enable the provision of services in regional markets.
Second, the signing of the Second Amendment Protocol to the Formation of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).
Third, the establishment of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) support unit at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia will pave the way for the establishment of the RCEP Support Unit through the development of the TOR RCEP Support Unit.
Fourth, the ASEAN Project-Based Industry adopts the ASEAN Framework on Industrial Project-Based Initiatives and the framework implementation work plan by ASEAN member countries.
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Fifth, the full implementation of e-Form D through the ASEAN Single Window to support BSBR's goal of increasing digital transformation in ASEAN and contributing to ASEAN's goal of accelerating regional economic recovery and integration of digital transformation.
Sixth, the statement of the leaders to develop the ASEAN Digital Economy Framework Agreement (DEFA) to increase the integration of the ASEAN digital economy with the global digital economy.
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