Indonesian small and medium companies going for export

During Chamber Trade Swedens visit in Indonesia early December the final details to the Sweden-Indonesia Partnership Programme were laid down. The programme will for 2013 focus on increasing trade within the textile and interior decorating sectors which are all part of the creative industries where SME companies are especially active.

Nina Turisnah from Apindo explains that the project will go a long way assisting Apindo in their mission to create better business conditions for SME companies in Indonesia as well as supporting the trade between Indonesia and Sweden.

SMEs are considered the essential economic force of Indonesia with more than 50% contribution to GDP. SMEs create 97.04% of national employment. Despite their vital role in the economy Indonesian SMEs are facing challenges, especially for those which are export oriented.

The Sweden-Indonesia partnership programme will therefore focus on getting SME´s ready for export – training them in business strategy, market access and CSR. The training will be carried out in East Java, West Java and Bali.

For more information about the programme please contact