International beneficial by allowing a freer flow of goods

International
Information

Canada and Indonesia have established a strong bilateral trade
relationship dating back to 1952, when an agreement was signed to support each
other’s economic development. This agreement was signed to open diplomatic
missions in their respective capitals. Both countries have a long history in
engaging in the protection of Human rights, freedom of religion, democracy,
governance and pluralism. Both countries are also a part of many international
trade agreements including Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Regional Forum (ARF), the G20 and the
World Trade Organization (WTO).

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These agreements affect Canada’s status as a trading partner of
Indonesia because it helps to promote trade between the two countries by
allowing duty-free trade which is basically trading or importing goods without
being taxed on them. This is considered a trade barrier therefore, the trade
agreements help to increase trade between countries and develop economies.
Trade agreements has been beneficial by allowing a freer flow of goods and
services which provides businesses with access to better raw materials, talent,
capital, and technology.

A joint venture between Indonesia and Canada is Blackberry. Indonesia
sees a potential market for keyboard blackberry phones for which the operator
of PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk has formed a joint venture with blackberry
called PT BB Merah Putih to make its mobile devices in Indonesia. 

Organizations Indonesia is a part of:

World Trade
Organization (WTO) , Asian Development Bank, United Nations, ESCAP, OIC
(Organization of the Islamic Conference), Group of 20 , Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development, The World Bank, International Tropical
Timber Agreements, The Kyoto Protocol, The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the
World Health Organizations.

 

Cultural Information

DO’s

1)      
Greet
the eldest and most senior person present with a warm hello and firm handshake
as a sign of respect, and then everyone else down their age and position. Try
asking about the person’s health upon greeting.

2)       Make sure to dress up
appropriately, especially women. Women are expected to wear clothing that
covers them up to a certain extent which includes no sleeveless tops or a skirt
that’s too short.

3)      
Make
sure to have your business card printed double-sided, one side being English
and the other side in Bahasa (Indonesian Language) or possibly Chinese
depending on whether or not you will be working with Chinese Indonesians.

TABOOS

1)      
Don’t
look at someone directly in the eyes to prevent them from feeling uncomfortable
and thinking that you are staring at them, instead look down or focus on the
chin or forehead.

2)       Don’t make handshakes to
hard or strong. Handshakes are very normal in the Western countries when
meeting someone for the first time. In Asian countries like Indonesia
handshakes are very loose with very light pressure added, as opposed to Western
country handshakes where a firm handshake is a sign of strong and sturdy
character and personality. When an Indonesia female initiates a handshake it
might be very light.

3)       Don’t put out your personal
opinion on a specific political figure or a historical event that took place in
Indonesia unless you know the complete information about it.

4)      
Muslims
pray five times a day so; make sure you don’t book a meeting with them at lunch
time or during the times of their prayers. Prayer times are listed on Islamic
Finder as well as so mosques.