Automakers eye Indonesia market

Taipei Times
Date: May 15, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA in Jakarta

Automakers in Taiwan and Japan have entered into talks aimed at teaming up to tap the Indonesian market, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) Chairman James Huang (黃志芳) said in Jakarta.

Huang, who is heading a delegation of Taiwanese enterprises at the Taipei Expo in the Indonesian capital, said that China Motor Corp (CMC, 中華汽車), which markets vehicles under the Mitsubishi brand, is in talks with Mitsubishi Motor Corp of Japan to jointly produce auto parts for the Indonesian market.

The CMC and Mitsubishi plan is one of more than 20 projects which have been under negotiations for more than one year that would enable Taiwanese firms to work with their Japanese counterparts to target ASEAN member nations, Huang said.

In addition to the auto industry, Huang said that the proposed cooperation programs covered other industries, but he declined to disclose further details.   [FULL  STORY]

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