Empowering Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to become internationally qualified and trusted trade promotion agencies.
We facilitate sustainable trade.
The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the frame work of its economic development cooperation. As of 2017, SIPPO is implemented by Swisscontact, a business-oriented Swiss foundation for international cooperation and development
Through SIPPO’s network of international and national experts, the programme aims at supporting BSOs to increase their export promotion capacity and service provision to export-ready companies. The programme is a powerful tool in promoting sustainable trade in 11 countries and 6 sectors: Fish& Seafood, Processed Foods, Natural Ingredients, Technical Wood, Value-added Textiles and Sustainable Tourism.
SIPPO supports BSOs through tailor-made capacity building in two areas:
1) Improving BSO Market entry activities
through capacity building in market intelligence, trade fair participation, selling missions, buyer missions and study tours, and
2) Institutional Strengthening of Business Support Organizations (BSOs)
through Strategic planning and positioning, Project Cycle Management and Knowledge sharing and learning.
BSOs are capacitated at their own speed and ownership is placed entirely in the hands of the service provider: BSOs who want to explore and improve access to new markets and opportunities for their export-ready companies to undertake these “last mile services” activities.
SIPPO thereby enhances BSO member companies’ performances in export and thus contributes to increased income and more and better jobs
Indonesia has an abundance of natural and human resources, giving it great potential to become an exporting country for global and regional markets. The production and marketing of sustainable agricultural, forestry and marine products can make Indonesia a highly competitive producer country in the global marketplace. However, many Indonesian entrepreneurs currently export raw materials with no added value. In addition, many BSOs require capacity building to increase their expertise about international business, including trade exhibition management procedures, trade missions, and study tours.
SIPPO has been in Indonesia for more than 15 years to support export promotion services. Indonesia is well-known for its natural resources such as natural ingredients, seafood and forest-based products. Indonesia has been able to increase its place in the global value chain through increasingly exporting value-added products. At the same time, the need and demand for natural and sustainable value-added products is increasing rapidly in the global market. With regard to this phenomenon, Indonesia is ready to tap into the global markets with the aforementioned value-added natural resource products. Especially in forest-based products, Indonesia is one of the most advanced countries which has implemented the tropical timber legality verification system under FLEGT accepted by EU countries. SIPPO Code of Conduct
Business Support Organizations open the doors to world trade through their services to exporters.
We support BSOs to improve their services for exporting companies, and to strengthen their own institutional set-up, as well as connect them to an extensive network.
In our partner countries, we build the capacities of Business Support Organizations (BSOs), such as export promotion boards and sector-wide associations. We will support them so that they can provide high-quality services to their client companies and members in the areas of market intelligence, B2B matchmaking, and networking. In this way, we give assistance to embed export promotion within national structures of our partner countries while supporting reliable sources for your benefit.
SIPPO works with partners that are committed to the sustainable trade of goods and services, i.e. socially responsible and environmentally friendly, in accordance with our Code of Conduct
Currently, SIPPO offers technical assistance that can help BSOs in several areas:
SIPPO Indonesia is managed by a team highly committed to export development with practical knowledge of international Business.
SIPPO in Indonesia is managed by two highly qualified staff members with an understanding of private sector development. SIPPO as a BSO facilitator, works with BSOs to improve their capacity by providing trade show, sales and buying missions, B2B matchmaking services, and study tours to members. BSOs could eventually also provide training on export related subjects to Indonesian entrepreneurs.
Indonesia has an abundance of natural resources and the export potential is promising.
The current global market trend is for goods that are sustainably produced, have a clear chain of custody, and are socially responsible. SIPPO in Indonesia focuses on three sectors that are able to meet these trends, and can also have a positive impact on the employment and income of the people in Indonesia.
Indonesia is abundant with fertile soils and is a major producer of a wide variety of tropical agricultural products for the global market.
The global market demand for organic spices, essential oils and extracts used for food, cosmetics and medicinal products is high. The production of such natural goods can provide income for the people and protect biodiversity.
The Indonesian Essential Oil Concil (DAI) and the Ministry of Industry of the Republic Indonesia are supported by SIPPO to increase their export promotion knowledge and access to market of their emerging members and clients
The global demand for sustainable technical wood products is growing rapidly. Technical wood business based on fast growing tree species planted in community forests will contribute to poverty alleviation. Community forests play a major role in increasing income for small farmers and reducing tropical deforestation. Technical wood products from Indonesia are made of sengon wood, jabon wood, rubber, balsa, cotton wood and bamboo.
The Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian Light Wood Association (ILWA) are supported by SIPPO to enhance their service provision to Indonesian wood producers in accessing global market.
Indonesia is one of the largest fishing nations in the world and has for decades been the country with the largest seaweed cultivation. Indonesian seaweed farmers and entrepreneurs have special expertise in harvesting seaweed, which is then processed to become value-added products from hydrocolloids such as carrageenan and agar. This industry benefits communities living along Indonesia’s 81,000km of coastline by providing alternative income-generating jobs and reducing illegal fishing.
SIPPO supports the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia to further develop their export promotion capabilities, so that fish and seafood from producers who apply good fisheries farming practices can reach global markets
SIPPO is currently identifying future partner BSOs to cooperate with in the relevant export sectors. We foster sophisticated services for export-ready companies.
Together with the UN body of the International Trade Center ITC (www.intracen.org), export promotion boards and sector associations are being assessed in 2017 to identify potential for improvements in their export promotion services. This involves interviews related to BSOs export promotion services, organisational structures, quality management and performance management, as well as export and sector strategies.
In the upcoming months, our partner BSOs will be published here.
Indonesia Essenstial Oil Council is a national private association that aims to support & assist essential oil business players both at the company and individual level to further develop their products & market access. (http://www.atsiri-indonesia.com)
Pandemic Covid-19 has changed the way people and organizations manage their business and operational. Digital marketing and virtual export promotion activities become the most feasible alternative option and have been increasing exponentially used for the past one year in responding to the covid-19 pandemic.
TPA adalah salah satu platform pembelajaran promosi eksport secara online yang dikembangkan oleh SIPPO yang berkolaborasi dengan dua lembaga promosi ekspor dari Eropa yaitu Import Promotion Desk (IPD) dari Jerman; CBI dari Belanda and International Trade Cooperation (ITC).
TPA is one of e-knowledge platform which focus on export promotion program. This application is developed by SIPPO and collaborate with two European export promotion agencies called Import Promotion Desk (IPD) form Germany; CBI from The Netherlands and International Trade Cooperation (ITC)
COVID-19 has been accelerating digital platform in business and training activity/workshop forcibly. Recently, Ministry of Trade (MOT) together with Indonesia Lightwood Association (ILWA) which was supported by SIPPO has been successfully conducted the 5th Indonesia Lightwood Cooperation Forum (ILCF) virtually on Thursday 12 November 2020 with theme “The Rising of Indonesia Lightwood Industry Post-Covid 19 Pandemic Through Sustainable Trade”
The Ministry of Trade of the Republic Indonesia (MOT) has successfully conducted a virtual sustainability reporting workshop and a sustainability company profile training. This training was attended by 20 people of 17 small and medium enterprises. All training materials were delivered, and the training was led by staff of The Ministry of Trade with the support of GRI and the SIPPO Indonesia team
SIPPO Indonesia collaborates with GRI to conduct ToT trainings for BSOs to support them in Sustainability Reporting or sustainability company profile development. The training is designed for BSOs to improve the services for their members or companies so that they can better connect to the global values chain. The ToT trainings provide tools for a professional and tailor-made company profile which includes sustainability practices that have already been prepared by the companies to meet their customers' needs.
To implement meso-level approach and mandate, SIPPO has been collaborating with four Business Support Organizations (BSOs) since April 2017. With conclusion of the current mandate at the end of 2020, SIPPO Program and donor seek to understand BSOs' perception on the current mandate, while also looking at possible additional onboarding of several BSOs for the next mandate period.
Indonesia Light Wood Association (ILWA) and Ministry of Trade (MoT) which were supported by SIPPO successfully conducted Indonesia Lightwood Pavilion at Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) from 16 to 20 October 2019 in Jakarta. At this opportunity, ILWA and MoT have facilitated and promoted four ILWA members and they exhibited the latest products innovation from plywood, blockboard, panel decorative and paper impregnation
Ministry of Trade (MOT) together with Indonesia Light Wood Association (ILWA) which supported by SIPPO successfully conducted the 4th of Indonesia Lightwood Cooperation Forum (ILCF) on Monday 14 October 2019 in Yogyakarta.
SIPPO Indonesia just conducted a B2BTrace training session for Ministry of Trade (MOT) through Directorate General of National Export Development (DGNED) on Wednesday 09 October 2019. The training was directed by KOLTIVA and facilitated by SIPPO country team.
Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) together with four Business Support Organisations (BSOs) have successfully conducted the third Country Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting on 24, 25 and 28 September 2019. The CCC meeting is an annual meeting and workshop among BSOs, Donor, European partners, and SIPPO management team with the aim is to finalize and agree the join annual workplan between BSOs and SIPPO program for the year 2020.
Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) recently supported Indonesia Essential oil Council (DAI) to hold a buying mission event in Bali on 28 September 2019. In this event, DAI promoted 11 essential oil producers both from ready export and emerging enterprises to 4 International buyers. The 11 producers who are DAI members introduced both organic and natural essential oil products to buyers from France, Brussel and India
Skill building development on trade promotion program for Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) 2019.
Program pertemuan BSO Indonesia dengan Viet Nam dan acara temu dagang antara pengusahan olahan kayu ringan Indonesia dengan pengusaha furniture Viet Nam
The Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) food fair, which took place at Paris Nord Villepinte from 21 to 25 October 2018, delivered on being the food event of the year and meeting place for the entire industry with more than 7200 exhibitors from 119 countries, attracting 300.000 stakeholders to the fair. SIPPO supported country pavilions of Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Tunisia, who delivered a strong performance contributing to this year’s innovations.
On trends and innovations: taste is king, organic and vegan on the rise
Expanding Indonesian Seafood Export market share through Indonesia country pavilion at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
SIPPO Supports Dewan Atsiri Indonesia (DAI) to Build Stronger Relationships between Indonesian sellers & International buyers of Essential Oils & Extracts.
Since 25 September 2017 every SIPPO country office has its own Website.
In collaboration with its partners, SIPPO organizes appropriate international events. Check this section regularly and register for tailor-made matchmaking and networking activities.
Events include study tours, business meetings between customers and suppliers, training for trade fair presentations, workshops for the efficient approach to the export markets and other events that enable companies to enhance their business export skills.