Sunday, November 16, 2008

Minister of Agriculture Will Promote CPO in Beijing

Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono is scheduled to promote the raw palm oil (CPO) in front of government officials, businessmen and non-government organizations (NGOs) of China in a seminar "Industrial Development of CPO in Indonesia" in Beijing on 24 November 2008.

"The presence Mentan Anton in the seminar as an effort to promote Indonesia's CPO in front of government officials, businessmen and NGOs in China," said Trade Atase RI Beijing, Imbang Listiyadi in Beijing, Saturday (15/11). According to him, attendance will be important and strategic to deliver in depth about the benefits and the situation in the Indonesian CPO industry to the authorities in China.

China itself, he said, is to become one of the largest CPO importer of Indonesia so that the delivery of information by Anton Mentan future will be very important and strategic.

"China is one of the largest importers of Indonesian CPO original value is very large," said Imbang without mentioning the import value each year. Similar activities have also done the previous Mentan Anton to a number of cities in Europe such as the Hague, London and Berlin with a target to promote Indonesian CPO.

Counterbalance to the presence of Anton Mentan coming to Beijing is expected to be convincing government officials, businessmen and NGOs about the Chinese presence that CPO prices are falling lately.

If the China's officials, businessmen and NGOs believe in the Indonesian CPO, he said, in the future Indonesia's CPO export is expected do not have obstacles or interference, such as with a number of parties to boycott the origin of Indonesian CPO is also Malaysia.

The Atdag Beijing currently has invited more than 60 government officials, businessmen and NGOs of China to attend the meeting with Mentan Anton.