ITPC - Interzoo 2018
ITPC visited INTERZOO (International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition) fair on 08-11 May 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. INTERZOO is one of the biggest international pet industry exhibitions in the world. Around 2,000 companies participated in this event and there were no less than 40,000 visitors from over 100 countries. There were 19 Indonesian companies that participated in this event. In 2017, Indonesia was the 7th biggest LIVE ORNAMENTAL FISH (EXCL. FRESHWATER) exporter with 5.59% from Germany’s total import. Until January 2018, the total import value rose 7.38%. Indonesia is leading in the first position in the sector of LIVE ORNAMENTAL FISH (EXCL. FRESHWATER) in Germany. During the visit to INTERZOO exhibition, ITPC Hamburg met with officers from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), who were one of the main exhibitors in that exhibition. In a meeting with Secretary of Directorate General of Product Competitiveness at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Mr. Berny A. Subki, ITPC Hamburg received inputs regarding issues on tariffs imposed by German government on fisheries products and its derivatives. These are believed to be able to be concluded into the FTA scheme, which are still being discussed by Indonesia and the European Union (EU). With the reduction of tariffs, the price of Indonesian products are able to compete with products from Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries that already has a pre-existing FTA with the EU. Furthermore, ITPC Hamburg and KKP will support each other in the implementation of the exhibition, as well as follow-up the buyer’s request from Germany. Besides meeting with KKP, ITPC Hamburg also made time to discuss with exhibitors from Indonesia. The discussion yielded one main problem faced by businessmen, logistics in Indonesia. Lastly, KJRI Frankfurt held a Business Matching that concluded with dinner.