Indonesia’s API urges reprisal if US hikes textile tariff

2018/07 30 11:07

If the United States imposes higher tariffs on textile imports from Indonesia, it will badly affect the country’s textile industry, and therefore, must be countered, according to Ade Sudrajat, chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API), who feels the huge imports of agricultural products from the United States could be used as a bargaining chip. […]

Work under way for largest Indonesian integrated rayon unit

2018/01 29 08:01

Courtesy: Asia Pacific Rayon Indonesia’s industry minister Ir. Airlangga Hartarto recently visited Riau province to review the progress of Asia Pacific Rayon’s (APR) new factory that will become the country’s largest integrated rayon facility. With an annual production capacity of up to 350,000 tonnes, it will help reduce the nation’s dependency on imported cotton and […]

Aprisindo sees 6-7% growth for Indonesia’s footwear exports

2018/01 16 12:01

Growth of Indonesian footwear exports is expected to remain in the range of 6-7 per cent year-on-year in 2018, according to the Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo), which feels lack of free trade agreements (FTAs) with the European Union (EU) and the United States is a barrier to competing in the global market, especially keeping Vietnam […]

Indonesian textile exports up by 5% in 2017: API

2018/01 05 07:01

Indonesia's textile exports rose by 5 per cent on a year-on-year basis in 2017 after being stagnant in the 2012-2016 period despite a decline in global textile demand in the year, according to the Indonesian Textile Association (API). Exports to the United States and Japan fell by 2 per cent each in 2017, while to […]

Indonesia 5th-highest exporter of leather, footwear

2017/11 16 04:11

Indonesia is the world’s fifth-highest leather and footwear exporter after China, India, Vietnam and Brazil, Ngakan T Antara, head of the Agency for Industrial Research and Development, has said. As the country holds a mere 4.4 per cent of the global market share in the sector, manufacturers should improve quality, design and brand visibility, Antara […]

ITMF conference concludes successfully in Bali

2017/09 29 08:09

The International Textiles Manufacturers' Federation (ITMF) annual conference 2017 was a grand affair with participation of over 280 experts and delegates from more than 28 countries. The international conference held recently in Indonesia was themed on technology, trade, and climate in disruptive times, indicating where the challenges come from. The four-day conference hosted panel discussions […]

Exports in Indonesia’s textile sector $7 bn in H1 2017

2017/09 29 08:09

Indonesia’s textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector’s growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 […]

Indonesia’s textile exports may reach $15 billion by 2019

2017/09 21 16:09

Indonesia’s textile-related exports are projected to reach $15 billion by 2019 and will employ 3.11 million people, industry minister Airlangga Hartanto has said. The sector’s annual production capacity will rise to 1,638 tonnes by then, he told the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali, recently. The industry ministry predicted that […]

Danone Aqua-H&M pact to turn plastic waste into apparel

2017/09 12 07:09

Courtesy: Aqua Tirta Investama, producer of Aqua bottled water brand and the Indonesian unit of French consumer giant Danone, recently signed an agreement with Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to turn plastic waste into apparel. The pact for the Bottle2Fashion initiative was signed during the launch of The Alliance for Marine Plastic Solutions […]

US cotton industry expects 3% rise in sales in Indonesia

2017/09 08 07:09

The cotton industry in the United States expects a 3 per cent rise in sales in Indonesia this year, according to Cotton Council International (CCI), the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council, a US industry association promoting the brand Cotton USA. Indonesia is Cotton USA's fourth-largest market after China, Turkey and Mexico. The […]

US absorbs 23.11% of Balinese textile products in July

2017/09 06 15:09

The United States consumed about 23.11 per cent of non-woven textile products exported by Indonesia’s Bali province in July, according to the country’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS). The products were worth $5.240 million. However, exports from Bali, primarily in textiles, declined by 15.87 per cent, or worth $988,739, in July compared to June. In July […]

Indonesia’s Upstream Textile Firms Request Tax Exemption

2017/09 05 10:09

Indonesia’s upstream textile industry has urged the fiscal policy office to exempt raw materials supplied locally from value-added tax (VAT). Tax exemption is offered for imported raw materials to firms obtaining the ‘ease of import facility for export purposes’ permission on the condition that the cheaper raw materials are used for output shipped abroad. Domestic […]