Indonesia wants to import North Korean beer, boost other trade

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North Korea’s biggest and most well-known beer brewery, the Taedonggang Beer Factory, may be set to expand its exports to Indonesia following a visit by Jakarta’s ambassador last week>, according to news portal NK News.

The government-owned brewery has been exploring more collaborations and foreign partnerships in recent years, but is still currently only available domestically and in China.

The Indonesian embassy in Pyongyang said that ambassador Berlian Napitupulu made a “working visit” to the brewery “to explore untapped potential cooperation between Indonesia and North Korea.”

Berlian said he expects both Taedonggang Beer to be exported to Indonesia as well as for North Korea to import Indonesian beer as part of boosted trade in this sector.

“In the future, they plan to expand the business to a number of countries,” Berlian said.

 “We can seize this opportunity, including making Indonesia a hub for marketing [Taedonggang Beer] products in Southeast Asia,” he added.

Regarding Taedonggang’s existing international business, Berlian reportedly learned during his tour last week that in just a single year, the government-owned factory had achieved $2 million worth of sales to China. Beer exports are not included in the list of sanctioned goods under UN Security Council resolutions.

The embassy further reported on its website that North Korean “entrepreneurs” expressed interest in importing Indonesian products, and that some even claimed to be officially registered to purchase them “for domestic use and for resale.”

North Korea’s biggest and most well-known beer brewery, the Taedonggang Beer Factory, may be set to expand its exports to Indonesia following a visit by Jakarta’s ambassador last week>, according to news portal NK News. The government-owned brewery has been exploring more collaborations and foreign partnerships in recent years, but is still currently only available domestically and in China. The Indonesian embassy in Pyongyang said that ambassador Berlian Napitupulu made a “working visit” to the brewery “to explore untapped potential cooperation between Indonesia and North Korea.” Berlian said he expects both Taedonggang Beer to be exported to Indonesia as well...

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North Korea’s biggest and most well-known beer brewery, the Taedonggang Beer Factory, may be set to expand its exports to Indonesia following a visit by Jakarta’s ambassador last week>, according to news portal NK News.

The government-owned brewery has been exploring more collaborations and foreign partnerships in recent years, but is still currently only available domestically and in China.

The Indonesian embassy in Pyongyang said that ambassador Berlian Napitupulu made a “working visit” to the brewery “to explore untapped potential cooperation between Indonesia and North Korea.”

Berlian said he expects both Taedonggang Beer to be exported to Indonesia as well as for North Korea to import Indonesian beer as part of boosted trade in this sector.

“In the future, they plan to expand the business to a number of countries,” Berlian said.

 “We can seize this opportunity, including making Indonesia a hub for marketing [Taedonggang Beer] products in Southeast Asia,” he added.

Regarding Taedonggang’s existing international business, Berlian reportedly learned during his tour last week that in just a single year, the government-owned factory had achieved $2 million worth of sales to China. Beer exports are not included in the list of sanctioned goods under UN Security Council resolutions.

The embassy further reported on its website that North Korean “entrepreneurs” expressed interest in importing Indonesian products, and that some even claimed to be officially registered to purchase them “for domestic use and for resale.”

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