TMF Group staff join Dutch state visit to Indonesia

18 November 2013

A group of TMF Group staff will be representing the company on a Dutch state visit to Indonesia this week.

Global Director of Business Development Jochum Haakma is leading the TMF Group delegates joining Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the economic mission.

More than 100 businesses with expertise in a wide variety of fields are taking part, making this the most extensive Dutch mission to Indonesia yet.

The Netherlands is the fourth-largest investor in Indonesia and its second-largest trading partner within the EU. Meanwhile, as a member of the G20 Indonesia is increasingly looking beyond its borders to broaden its economic base.

This visit aims to build on current relations between the two nations and is a fantastic opportunity to assist those in the Dutch business delegation, including TMF Group, in doing business in Indonesia.

In the run-up to the visit, Mr Haakma was interviewed by Forbes Indonesia magazine about his thoughts on the emerging market. He said: “Despite the recent global financial crisis, Indonesia has been enjoying an economic boom, outperforming the global economy with an annual growth rate north of 6%. This growth is expected to continue, fuelled by the country’s young population, consumption by its expanding middle class, its rapid rate of urbanisation and its natural resource wealth.”

On the flip-side, however, Mr Haakma points out: “[Until] the authorities do more to cut red tape, especially for international companies, as well as providing adequate infrastructure to facilitate ease of doing business, Indonesia is at risk of remaining where it is today: a potential economic power.”

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