Spanish wine sector explores new trade relations with Southeast Asia
The ambassador of Indonesia highlights the opportunity presented to non-alcoholic wine in the markets of his country.
The Indonesian Ambassador, Muhmmad Najib, was today confident that commercial relations between this Southeast Asian country and Castile and León will be strengthened in the future thanks to the opportunity presented to alcohol-free wine in the markets of his country.
Najib stressed that Indonesia is a market of more than 270 million inhabitants, of which 80 percent are Muslims, with a middle class with a lot of weight and a high purchasing level that now, thanks to alcohol-free wine, can taste a product of first quality.
The Indonesian ambassador made these statements before participating in a forum on trade relations organized by the Association for the Progress of Management (APD), CaixaBank and the City of Valladolid, and held at the headquarters of Bodegas Emina, in Valbuena del Duero (Valladolid).
In 2021, according to data provided to Ical by the Embassy of Indonesia, exports of Castilian and Leonese products to this country reached 16.5 million dollars, while imports amounted to 14.9 million.
For his part, the President of APD, Carlos Moro, stressed the importance of the visit of the Ambassador of Indonesia, within the work he is doing to increase relations between the two countries from various points of view such as cultural, with the publication of a book on the Alhambra of Granada, and also commercial. In this sense, Moro highlighted the important line of work that involve wines from Castile and León and, in particular, wines without alcohol.
Meanwhile, the territorial director of CaixaBank, Belén Martín, explained that the objective of the forum, which brings together representatives of APD, Vitartis and Empresa Familiar, It is also about sharing information and understanding the commercial opportunities that the Community’s agro-industrial sector can have in South-East Asia.
Oscar Puente also participated in the meeting, who highlighted the City Council’s commitment to businesses to contribute to economic growth and job creation and cited the arrangements and facilities for the establishment in Valladolid of the Anglo-Indian bus and van company Switch Mobility, which will create 2,000 direct and 5,000 indirect jobs for the city. The arrival of this company is in addition to other entities that have recently settled in the city, including Amazon and Santander Consumer.