The International Fish Trade, Global Applicable Framework & Market Access Training was successfully held in Indonesia


Indonesia hosts the “International Fish Trade, Global Applicable Framework and Market Access" Training in Jakarta, 4-6 June 2024.

The training is a collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, the Government of Norway, the EFTA Secretariat, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Infofish. The training features Marcio de Souza, Senior Fishery Officer at FAO, Bhakti Anand, Fish Consultant at FAO, and Gemma Maitanaho, Acting Director of Infofish, as speakers. The training materials focus on the international trade of fishery products, including international fish trade instruments, preferential access for fishery and aquaculture products, market access, legality, and fishery products.​

This training is part of capacity-building cooperation in the implementation of the ECCB I-EFTA CEPA MoU. Previously, in 2023, two similar training sessions were also conducted: “Knowledge Sharing in Government Procurement Ecosystem in EFTA States" (virtual) and “Technical Cooperation: Workshop on Regulations and Regime on Exportation of Seafood", which took place in Bergen, Norway. 

"These trainings demonstrate the Indonesian Government's commitment to enhancing the utilization of the I-EFTA CEPA," said Afina Burhanuddin, Acting Coordinator of the EFTA Desk of the Directorate of American and European Intra-regional Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Besides enhancing the understanding and skills of Indonesia’s competent authorities and business communities, this training also serves as a platform to discuss the dynamics and developments of international trade in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

The training is attended by 47 participants from related Ministries and 7 fisheries business associations: APIKI (Indonesian Fish Canning Association), AP5I (Association of Indonesian Fish Processing and Marketing Producers), APRI (Indonesian Crab Processing Association), AP2HI (Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association), ASTUIN (Indonesian Tuna Association), INOFE (Indonesian Ornamental Fish Exporters Association), and ADI (Indonesian Demersal Association).​​

The I-EFTA CEPA is a comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Indonesia and four EFTA countries: Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland. Since its entry into force on November 1, 2021, the trade value between the two parties has continuously increased, reaching USD 2.3 billion (2021), USD 3.19 billion (2022) and USD 3.77 billion (2023).

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