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INDUSTRY, TRADE & GLOBALISATION WORKSHOP

 

 

Low price of coffee Capacity building Community development Coffee marketing Sustainability standard international/national Quality awareness Certification Globalisation What steps to enter world markets in this era of free trade? Unpreparedness of industry for competition No coffee export/import policies Local security Coconuts and candlenuts, is there a market? Imports and lack of local opportunity Free trade Currency.

 

PRIORITY ISSUES

STRATEGIES

COMPETITION AND INDUSTRY

        Increase exports by raising the quality of products in the country and decrease imports

        Form an association to open networks with competitors

        Create small scale national and local industries in order to compete.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

        Active participation of the community

        Information

        Education system

COFFEE, SANDLEWOOD & COCONUTS

        Transitional administration to immediately end the coffee buying monopoly of one company in East Timor

        Promote Timorese coffee as a commodity to the world market place

        Transitional administration to provide opportunities for foreign investment in the candlewood and coconut industries

TRADE

        Create an East Timor Trade representative body.

        Must create itsown currency.

        Countries exporting to East Timor must observe human, labour, environmental and civil rights.

        Get the rupiah out of East Timor.