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Wed, Apr 14


Zoom and YouTube

IA-CEPA: Building an Economic Powerhouse in Food Value Chains

IA-CEPA: Building an Economic Powerhouse in Food Value Chains
IA-CEPA: Building an Economic Powerhouse in Food Value Chains

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2021, 2:30 PM

Zoom and YouTube

About the event

The Center for Indonesian Study Policy Studies (CIPS) is continuing the discussion on Powerhouse to maximize economic opportunities through the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) in the F&B Industry.

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Australia have existed for more than 70 years, but trade and investment between the two countries have remained relatively low despites of the  existing opportunities. To optimize potential areas of economic cooperation, it thus becomes important to identify and invest in the economic complementarities between the two countries, through a joint production cooperation called “Powerhouse”.

The powerhouse concept seeks to establish a value chain across the two partner countries in order to produce and supply end products to other countries outside the agreement. IA-CEPA would be particularly suitable for establishing this concept in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, as it can leverage both Indonesia’s substantial food and beverage manufacturing capacity and Australia’s agricultural capabilities.

How can this economic partnership model shape Indonesia and Australia’s role in the F&B value chain? How can both countries strategically implement a food and beverage powerhouse? Can the powerhouse support economic recovery and resilience for the future of both countries?

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies will hold a webinar titled “IA-CEPA: Building the Economic Powerhouse in the Food Value Chain” with: 

  1. Arianto Patunru – Board Member, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies - Material
  2. Christine Groeger – First Secretary (Economic), Australian Embassy - Material
  3. Ni Made Ayu Marthini – Director of Bilateral Negotiations, Directorate General of International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Trade - Material

Watch the recording of the webinar here

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