The project will be executed over two years. In the first year, three activities will be undertaken. These include:
Training in the analysis of trade in services: The main purpose of this activity is to build capacity amongst Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade officials to conduct trade in services analysis in view of future trade in services negotiations and implementation of commitments. Trade officials received training on how to conduct quality desk research and how to access and analyse information and data on international trade in services.
Analysis of six services sectors: In this case, the objective of the activity is to engage new staff within Indonesia’s Ministries in identifying the constraints and opportunities that define Indonesia’s services sector. This will allow a better understanding of how these sectors can contribute to export growth and performance.
Training to develop impact analysis on NTMs and institutional framework: With regard to this activity, IEC will assist the officers at the Ministry of Trade in developing a methodology for reporting and monitoring on NTMs in accordance with best international practices. Moreover, training will equally be provided on measuring the impacts of NTMs on trade.
In the second year, the activities completed in the first year will be further elaborated. For instance, a Handbook on Integrating Trade in Services Data will be drafted. Moreover, with regard to the training provided with regard to trade in services, a National Services Strategy will be developed, including the design of an institutional framework for implementation. Finally, regarding the NTMs, further skills will be taught on modelling their impacts on trade.