Local firm to partner with Indon company

REPRESENTATIVES of IndoPhil International Trade and Services Inc. (IndoPhil), which has an office in the city, is partnering with an Indonesian company in the copra business as a result of a trade mission to key Indonesian cities.

 Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu said the company and an unidentified Indonesian partner have agreed to engage in copra trading. “They agree to bring some products Indonesia like copra. As of now, they are finalizing the volume,” Napitupulu said yesterday in the weekly Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape in Abreeza Mall.

 IndoPhil, in a trade mission on July 30-August 5, met with 30 representatives of businesses in Jakarta, 40 in Manado and seven in Bitung.

 The trade mission was led by the Indonesian Consulate General Davao.

 On Aug. 1, representatives of the company went to Kadin Indonesia at Kuningan, Jakarta, where they discussed the need to support the sustainability of the RORO. On Aug. 2, the company was able to meet with the businesses at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta.

 Among those businesses are into food and beverage, construction and agriculture.

 In a statement, the Indonesian Consulate General Davao said: “the purposes of this event are to create a path of the business connection between both countries in order to increase the trade value from Indonesia to Philippines.”

 This, Napitupulu said, is the first of the conduct of trade missions, which is aimed to bolster the load factor of the roll-on/roll-off (RORO) that links from the cities of Davao and General Santos to Bitung in Indonesia.

 The second trade mission will be staged next month with the members of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. They would negotiate with the businesses in Jakarta, Manado and Bitung.

 “We are also looking to bring them in Makasa and Surabaya. My intention here is to match the businesses with the right counterpart,” Napitupulu said.

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