US commerce secretary says talks on Indonesia trade preference to conclude soon

Published November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

JAKARTA – US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday Washington’s review of a trade preference facility for Indonesia will conclude soon and predicted “far more investment” by US companies in the Southeast Asian country.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shakes hands with Indonesia's Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 6, 2019.  (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/MANILA BULLETIN)
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shakes hands with Indonesia’s Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 6, 2019.
(REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/MANILA BULLETIN)

“I think we’ll see far more investment from American companies and far more bilateral trade than exist right now,” Ross told reporters after a meeting with Airlangga Hartarto, Indonesia’s chief economic minister.

 
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