Entrepreneurs in Indonesia don’t fear free trade or competition with foreign companies, but would instead prefer the government to focus on infrastructure development and business efficiency — according to Sofjan Wanandi, the chairman of the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association.

Indonesia has a “high cost economy” and has been unprepared in key areas like energy, transportation and investment, he said, allowing China to produce goods at far lower prices for sale around the world and to Indonesia itself, creating an imbalance. Small businesses in Indonesia should prepare for a free trade environment rather than retreating from it.

article: tempointeractive

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