Yudhoyono calls for bringing order to Indonesia-China trade

26 March, 2012 | Source: ANTARA News

Beijing (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on the trade ministry and other government agencies to bring order to trade between Indonesia and China.

Referring to those responsible for under-reporting trade volumes, the President said, "If they made violations, just fire them. No need to counsel them," he noted on the sidelines of his state visit to China here on Saturday.

He made the statement after finding a disparity in data on trade between Indonesia and China.

Indonesia has recorded trade between the two countries reaching US$50 billion while China reported US$60 billion.

Yudhoyono said the difference could possibly occur due to some goods being exported through unofficial means. "A lot of Indonesian goods were exported through a neighboring country. That is a form of treason," he said.

President Yudhoyono called on trade minister Gita Wirjawan to investigate the case and take action against anyone involved in it.

He said trade was one of the main pillars in Indonesia`s cooperation with China.

The two countries agreed to increase their trade to US$80 billion by 2015.

Besides trade, the two countries also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of industry, human resource development and energy.

 

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