As part of its programme on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs), the International Trade Center (ITC) implemented a survey on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and procedural obstacles encountered by exporters and importers in Indonesia.
The survey was carried out by the local firm, MAZARS Indonesia LTD on behalf of ITC. Between October 2012 and July 2013, nearly 1000 phone screening and over 200 face to face interviews were conducted with exporters and importers. The survey identified at product, sectors and partner country-level, the predominent obstacles the business community faces when complying with NTMs in Indonesia.
Now, upon completion of the survey, ITC, in close collaboration with national partners, including the Ministry of Trade, is providing an in-depth analysis of the survey results, with a view to help identify the need for concrete action in key sectors of Indonesia. In this regards, a Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Non-Tariff Measures will be held on 27 November 2013 in Jakarta. The aim is also to initiate a dialogue on NTMs among different stakeholders, including the private sector, trade support institutions, government agencies and academics.
We hope the surveys results will contribute to a better understanding of the specific needs of the business sector, enabling targeted capacity building and better formulation of national strategies and policies in Indonesia.