EuroCham currently represents a majority of the European businesses present in Indonesia, and is the only organization in Indonesia which promotes European-wide business interests and represents European member companies in a policy dialogue with the Indonesian Government.
In August 2013, EuroCham became an official partner of the ICI+ Programme (Cooperation with industrialised and other high-income countries, territories and developing countries). The ICI+ programme in Indonesia aims to further strengthen bilateral ties between the EU and important political and trade partners in Indonesia with the common objective of improving the investment climate in Indonesia for European companies, particularly SMEs.
The objectives of EuroCham under this project are expected to help further improve the investment climate and market access, resulting in increased foreign direct investment. The project is scheduled to take place over 60 months.
EuroCham will continue to conduct and coordinate activities in identifying concerns with the Indonesian regulatory environment, assessing their relative importance to improving the investment climate and allowing easier access to the Indonesian market for European companies. In addition, EuroCham will work towards the identification and implementation of effective policy, procedural, or legal solutions.
The EIBN is the second component supported under the ICI+ project. The EU-Indonesia Business Network (EIBN) was also initiated in August 2013 as a five-year program co-funded by the European Commission, and is the product of a partnership between EKONID, EuroCham Indonesia, IFCCI, INA, BritCham, EUROCHAMBRES and CCI Barcelona. The aim of the EU-Indonesia Business Network is to enhance and diversify trade and European business investment in Indonesia, thus further utilizing the present market opportunities. The program promotes Indonesia as a gateway to ASEAN. It seeks to contribute to a more coherent and effective EU strategy for supporting and attracting European business, specifically SME’s, boththose already in Indonesia and those expanding their activities.
For more information about the EIBN and the services provided, please visit www.eibn.org