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Pa. opens trade office in Indonesia

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Pennsylvania has opened a trade office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to help support business looking to export to the world's fourth most populous country.

"We are proud to be the first U.S. state to open a trade office in Indonesia which will enable both Pennsylvania and Indonesia to benefit from a stronger trade relationship," said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker in a press release.

Walker said that over the past few years Pennsylvania companies have shown a growing interested in Indonesia. The DCED has 22 offices worldwide that aim to help Pennsylvania companies with exports. The Jakarta office was funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Walker said he hopes the new office will mean more Pennsylvania companies can successfully export to the region.

"Finding the right business partners and customers can be challenging even for experienced companies," Walker said.  "Our team of trade experts is here to assist companies minimize risk and assist them to reach export success in a more timely and cost effective way."

For additional information about the program, visit www.newPA.com/trade.

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