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Indonesia failed to take advantage of trade war and expand market share on U.S. furniture imports

03-09-2019
Indonesia, expand market share, U.S. furniture imports

Indonesian furniture producers are unable to take advantage of the trade war between the U.S. and China and expand market share in the U.S.. Based on data from the Indonesian Centre for Reform of Economics (CORE) in April 2018, when the U.S. Government began imposing tariffs on Chinese products, the furniture market share of China in the US was 48 …

Timber legality system for small enterprises in Indonesia

17-05-2019
Indonesia, timber

Rufi'i, Director of Processing and Marketing of Forest Products at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), has reported that the government’s new timber legality certification programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will provide the same legal umbrella for MSMEs as currently provided by SVLK certification for large …

Indonesia records fall in plantation log production

07-05-2019
Indonesia, timber, plantation

Plantation roundwood production in the first two months of 2019 fell 21 per cent compared to production in the same period in 2018 according to Purwadi Soeprihanto, Executive Director of Indonesian Forest Concessionaire Association (APHI). In 2018 roundwood production was 3.91 million cubic metres per month. Purwadi said the decline in log …

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

15-03-2019
Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia

The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. The Commission published its criteria on Wednesday for determining what crops cause environmental harm, …

Indonesian government wants high performance panel industry

03-01-2019
Indonesia government, plywood

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, says the government wants the Indonesian wood panel industry to get back into its top shape, according to Tempo, through the continued synergies between the industry, entrepreneurs and a secure source of raw materials through Industrial Plantation Forests (HTIs). Meanwhile, the newly …

European green energy SMEs eyeing market opportunities in Southeast Asia

17-10-2018
European green energy SMEs, business partnerships, Green Energy Technologies business mission, Indonesia, Singapore

Green Energy Technologies business mission to explore business partnerships with local and regional companies SINGAPORE, October 2018 – On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. This mission …

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures

12-10-2018
Indonesia, FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest to the legality of EU-bound timber and timber products. The changes are part of a process of continuous improvement that is jointly overseen by the EU and Indonesia, and which is providing important …

PT Komatsu Indonesia Wins the Deming Prize

10-10-2018
PT Komatsu Indonesia, Deming Prize

PT Komatsu Indonesia (KI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. (hereafter "Komatsu") (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi), has received the Deming Prize for 2018.  Since 1961, when Komatsu introduced the company-wide quality control (QC) programme, Komatsu has proactively promoted total quality control (TQM) over the years. In 1964 …

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