Indo Defense – Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Indonesia
Indo Defense – Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Indonesia
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing an Indo Defense - Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission (IDADTM) to Indonesia. This trade mission will take place in conjunction with Indo Defense Expo & Forum which runs from November 2-5.
The IDADTM is intended to connect a select group of U.S. aerospace and defense manufacturers and service providers with opportunities in the Indonesian market. Participation in this multi-city mission will provide U.S. companies with enhanced access to the Indo Defense Expo and Forum with support from the U.S. Commercial Service as well as tailored programs for U.S. companies seeking to identify and vet Indonesian partners. U.S. OEMs and defense service providers will have a major presence at the show which will be bolstered by participation in this trade mission.
Delegates will benefit from the guidance and insights of ITA’s commercial teams working in these markets, customized one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened partners, a business excursion to facilities at one of Indonesia’s leading manufacturing hubs, and opportunities to network with Indonesia government and aerospace industry officials. The mission will introduce U.S. firms to aerospace and defense stakeholders in the region and assist U.S. companies in finding foreign business partners to export their products and services to Indonesia.
Why Should You Join?
The goal of the trade mission is to create opportunities for U.S. companies to showcase their defense and aerospace equipment to Indonesia’s defense, security, and law enforcement authorities. Participants in this mission will have an opportunity to connect with senior-level Indonesian officials in a setting that facilitates progress on business development projects. For companies new to the market, this will be an opportunity to make initial contacts, learn more about Southeast Asia’s largest market, and gain perspective from CS on specific challenges for U.S. businesses operating in Indonesia such as navigating protectionist policies. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to the region individually, U.S. industry representatives will enhance their ability to secure meetings and gain greater exposure to the region, as well as leverage the networks of prescreened industry buyers, distributors, and industry stakeholders developed by commercial specialists.
Targeted U.S. Products and Services
- Airborn Platform and Equipment
- Aircraft and Aircraft Parts
- Air Traffic Control Equipment
- Arms & Ammunitions
- Aviation Security
- Civil and military drone technology
- Counter-drone technology
- Command, Control Communication & Information Systems
- Electronic Systems including antenna, radio, mobile, and satellite transmission equipment
- Flight Navigation Systems
- Helicopter Systems
- Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems
- Security System and Equipment
Conditions for Participation
Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation that is adequate to allow the Department of Commerce to evaluate their application. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum number of participants is not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled.
Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content by value. In the case of a trade association or organization, the applicant must certify that, for each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/organization, the products and/or services the represented firm or service provider seeks to export are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content.
A trade association/organization applicant must certify to the above for all the companies it seeks to represent on the mission. In addition, each applicant must:
- Certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations;
- Certify that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office in the Department of Commerce;
- Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and
- Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.
In the case of a trade association/organization, the applicant must certify that each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/organization can make the above certifications.
Fees & Expenses
After a firm or trade association/organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Indo Defense - Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission will be:
For small or medium-sized enterprises
For large firms
Each additional representative (large firm or SME/trade organization)
Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked.
Participants selected for a trade mission will be expected to pay for the cost of personal expenses, including, but not limited to, international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. Participants will, however, be able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. In the event that a mission is cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already been expended in anticipation of the mission. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost.
If a visa is required to travel on a particular mission, applying for and obtaining such a visa will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such a visa are not included in the participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain business visas.
Trade Mission members participate in trade missions and undertake mission-related travel at their own risk. The nature of the security situation in a given foreign market at a given time cannot be guaranteed. The U.S. Government does not make any representations or guarantees as to the safety or security of participants. The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. Government international travel alerts and warnings for U.S. citizens available at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html. Any question regarding insurance coverage must be resolved by the participant and its insurer of choice.
Targeted mission participants are U.S. firms, services providers and trade associations/organizations providing or promoting U.S. products and services that have an interest in entering or expanding their business in the mission’s destination country. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants:
- Suitability of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm’s or service provider’s) products or services to these markets;
- The applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm’s or service provider’s) potential for business in the markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; and
- Consistency of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm’s or service provider’s) goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission.
Balance of applicant’s size and location may also be considered during the review process.
Referrals from a political party or partisan political group or any information, including on the application, containing references to political contributions or other partisan political activities will be excluded from the application and will not be considered during the selection process. The sender will be notified of these exclusions.
How to Apply
- Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation no later than September 19, 2022. Applications received after September 19, 2022 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.
- Submitting an application is indication of your interest to participate in the mission. No fees are due at the time of registering your intent to join the mission. Once you are invited to join the mission payment of mission fees and the signature of the participation agreement is then due in order to participate in the mission.
- Jakarta, Indonesia October 31
- Bandung, Indonesia November 1
- Jakarta, Indonesia November 2-4