REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- indonesia and Tunisia has started negotiation of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). The negotiation was marked by the signing of Joint Statement of Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Tunisia Trade Minister Omar Behi about Launch of Negotiation for Indonesia-Tunisia Special Trade Agreement in Tunis on Monday (June 25).
The signing of the joint statement marked the start of PTA Indonesia-Tunisia negotiation that held on June 25-26. It also showed the commitment of the Governments of Indonesia and Tunisia to encourage increased economic cooperation between the two countries.
“With PTA between Indonesia and Tunisia, the trade volume between two countries hopefully can increase significantly,” said Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for Tunisia in a statement on Thursday (June 28).
The value bilateral trade between Indonesia-Tunisia in 2017 was recorded reached 87,96 million US dollars. The number is increased than in previous year, 2016, which only reached 60,74 million US dollars.