Evaluating the market in Indonesia

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Business environment in Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, is a member of the G20 and a powerhouse within the ASEAN region. With over 250 million inhabitants, the country is Canada’s largest trading partner and top investment destination in the region. While commodities continue to drive economic growth, the Indonesian government is taking steps to rebalance the economy by focusing more on manufacturing and building out infrastructure. Not only will this diversify the economy, it will also help to serve the middle class’ demand for modern consumer goods and technologies. Indonesia has many opportunities in a variety of sectors, however, bureaucracy, lack of transparency and inadequate infrastructure continue to threaten investors. That said, the government has committed itself to combatting these issues and the business environment is showing signs of improvement. To succeed in Indonesia, Canadian companies must be prepared to invest time and resources to develop the necessary local relationships and conduct strong due diligence prior to entering the market.
  • Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Satellite
  • Telecom

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Indonesia

Business relationships are based on trust in Indonesia. Make personal contact with potential partners and customers when traveling here.

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