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Textile Industry significantly contributes to National Economy

Jakarta, January 2020

Minister of Industry

Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita in his address speech at the 15th National Conference of Indonesian Textile Association in Jakarta more recently said that textile and textile product (TPT) industry was one of the sectors signifnicantly contributed to national economy as indicated by the highest growth of the textile and apparel industry to 15.08 percent in the third quarter of 2019.

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Government Wants to Lower Gas Prises for Industry

Jakarta January 2020

Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs

Coordinating Minister of Economic Affair Airlangga Hartarto said he would study three options proposed by President Joko Widodo in attempt to lower gas prices for industry by March 2020. The minister would see whether the three options are possible to be realized. According to Airlangga, the government will immediately decide on a reduction in gas prices for industry after the assessment is completed.

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Kebijakan Safeguard Belum Sehatkan Industri TPT

Jakarta, December 2019

Mentri Keuangan
Textile industry has been always become one of the cornerstone of exports in the country, the fulfillment of domestic needs and also employing many workers due to the labor-intensive nature of the industry. However, the current flooding of imported textile products resulted in the closure of a number of companies and layoffs of workers in this sector can not be avoided. "We all know that large number of textile products entering Indonesia market like Tanah Abang make us difficult to find locally-made products but ...

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TESTEX teams up with NICCA Chemicals Japan for its seminar “Sustainability of Green Chemicals for Textile Processing” in Indonesia.

Jakarta, Desember 2019

Industri Tekstil Hulu

This year’s seminar saw almost 100 participants come together from 39 companies in the Bandung and Jakarta areas to focus on wastewater pollution, which is an issue for the local textile industry due to wet processing and the amount of chemicals used during the production process. The Citarum river is particularly affected, which prompted the government to introduce a river cleansing programme called the “Citarum Harum”.

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Upstream Textile Producer Complained About Uncontrolled Textile Import

Jakarta, August 2019

Upstream Textile Industry

Upstream textile industry producing fiber and filament yarn complains about the occurrence of imported fabrics as raw material for the uncontrolled garment industry, causing installed capacity utilization to not operate full capacity. The flood of fabric imports greatly disrupts the company's performance because the company's products are not maximally absorbed by yarn manufacturers and fabric makers. The company considers that the PLB policy that allows API-U holders to import fabrics as raw material for IKM-TPT is the trigger for the current flood of uncontrolled imports.

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President Asked for Opinion to Boost Export in 2019

Jakarta July 2019

President Joko Widodo

Some time ago President Joko Widodo asked for the most important inputs from business people regarding trade. Entrepreneurs were asked to give maximum of three different lists, the most important proposal as priorities for government to do in an effort to increase export. Government was trying to respond the current deficit in the balance of payment where import was greater than export which partly caused rupiah to weaken against US dollar. Bank Indonesia (BI) recently released a report of current account deficit in the first quarter of 2019 accounting for US$ 7 billion or 2.6% of gross domestic product (GDP).

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Industry Ministry Expects Textile Export Target of USD15 Billion by 2019 can be reached

Jakarta, July 2019

Presiden Joko Widodo

Industry Ministry hopes that export target of US$15 billion for textile and textile products (TPT) by 2019 set several years ago, can be achieved as various programs and incentives have been provided by government to spur the performance of industry. Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto said the government created conducive investment climate by issuing policies to do business much easier in Indonesia such as tax allowances and tax holidays. On June 25, 2019 president signed a deductable tax through Government Regulation No. 59 2019 in an effort to increase investment and exports.

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Textile and Clothing Industry Recorded Significant Growth in the first quarter of 2019

Jakarta June 2019

Textile Industry

Industry Ministry released the significant growth of Indonesia's textile and textile products (TPT) industry in the first quarter of 2019 recorded 18.98% compared to 7.46% in the same period in 2018. Reliable sources from the Industry Ministry said that the high growth was more due to the substantial investment in the upstream sector accounting for IDR 11 trillion from rayon producer of PT Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) in Riau at the end of 2018. In addition, the high production rise, in the apparel industry accounted for 29.19 percent triggered by the increase of orders both in the export and local market along with the political year in the country.

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Going digital at ITMA 2019

Frankfurt, 20 June 2019

ITMA 2019

Barcelona, Frankfurt, 20 June 2019 – ITMA 2019, the world’s leading fair dedicated to textile machinery, is once again marked by a significant presence of German companies. More than220 exhibitors from Germany including more than 110 VDMA member companies cover nearly all different machinery chapters with a focus on spinning, nonwoven, weaving, knitting,warp knitting and finishing. The overall exhibition space occupied by German machinery manufacturers is more than 21 thousand square meters, an increase of booth space by approximately 3.5 % compared to ITMA 2015Barcelona, Frankfurt, 20 June 2019 – ITMA 2019, the world’s leading fair dedicated to textile machinery, is once again marked by a significant presence of German companies. More than220 exhibitors from ...

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The flooding of Import hurts SMEs

Jakarta June 2019

Textile SMEs

In the hearing of Indonesian Textile Association (API Jakarta) with Directorate General of Foreign Trade Oke Bagus more recently said that there was misuse of ministerial decree No. 64 of 2017 regarding import of fabrics where general importers (holders of API-U) are permitted to import fabrics to facilitate SMEs to have fabric raw materials using PLB facilities. The ministry found out that in practice the decree not effective in assisting most SMES in obtaining raw material as the decree intended for

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Sectoral Wages As Tsunamis for Clothing garments in Bonded Zone Cakung North Jakarta

Jakarta May 2019

National Bonded Zone Cakung North Jakarta

Sectoral wage whose annual rise based on minimum wage applied in textile and textile product (TPT) industry especially in clothing as labor-intensive industry by nature, have forced companies in Bonded Zone (KBN) Cakung North Jakarta to relocate to Central Java, other countries such as Vietnam or even close factories. Businessmen in the area said that sectoral wage in the Bonded Zone have caused investors to leave bonded zone in North Jakarta. Business people in the area do not understand why the so-called sectoral es applied in the garment industry.

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Textile Industry on the Rise in the Last Two Years

Jakarta April 2019

Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto

Industry Ministry reports that national textile and textile product (TPT) industry continued to grow in the last two years based on the growth rate by the fourth quarter of 2018 whose growth rate recorded to reach 8.73 percent and exports increased by 5.55 percent. In the entire 2018 export of textile and clothing was estimated to range from US$13.5 billion – US$13.8 billion or exceed the export target previously set at US$ 12.31 billion. Textile and Textile Product Industry (TPT) was encouraged to innovate to meet the needs of fashion industry and expected to be able to capture business opportunities...

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OEKO-TEX® Test Criteria 2019 – New regulations finally entered into force on 1 April

April 2019

Consumer protection and sustainability along the textile value chain have always been fundamental issues for the OEKO-TEX® Association. For this reason, the existing guidelines of the Oeko-Tex product portfolio are updated at the beginning of each year, so that the latest scientific findings and industry trends are adapted. After the transitional period, the new Oeko-Tex regulations for all certification systems and services finally entered into force on April 1, 2019..Read More

Government Provides Incentive for Textile and Clothing Industry

Jakarta March 2019

Menteri Perindustrian

Ministry of Industry is proposing special incentives for companies making new investments or expansion in textiles and textile products (TPT) industry to increase productivity. Textile and clothing industry in Indonesia is one of the leading industries for its role in national economy in terms of job creation and foreign exchange earnings for the country. Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto recently said that facilities prepared by providing several facilities such as..

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Export of Textile and Clothing from Vietnam to reach US$40 billion this year

Februari 2019

Pabrik Garment Vietnam

Vietnam Apparel and Textile Association (VITAS) targets Vietnam's textile and textile product (TPT) exports to reach US$40 billion this year or representing an increase by 10.8%. In 2018 Vietnam is estimated to be able to increase textile exports by more than US$36 billion, an increase of 16% from the previous year. According to chairman Vitas the increase in export performance in 2018 was the highest and was triggered by the American - China trade war.Read More

Trade Minister Targets Export of Textile and Clothing to reach US$15 billion this year

Jakarta February 2019

Pabrik Garment Kamboja

Industry Ministry has set a target of US$15 billion for textile and clothing export this year. In previous years the Ministry set target for textile and clothing export where in 2017 to reach US$12 billion. As a matter of fact, export in 2017 amounted to US$12.57 or exceeded the target set. Furthermore, in 2018 the Ministry also set target of US$3.5 billion and it is more likely the export target can be achieved. Several big export-oriented companies showed much better performance throughout 2018 where companies were able to increase exports as well as profit margin.Read More

Cambodia Garment Manufactures Welcome Policy for Better Competitiveness

January 2019

Garment Factory in Cambodia

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) welcomes the government's new policy leading to increase industrial competitiveness and secure domestic trade should the European Union and America follow through with threats to revoke trade access facilities provided so far. The European Union and the United States have been the main markets for Cambodian garment exports where the European Union provides export duty-free under EBA (Everything-but-Arms-Scheme).Read more

Trade Minister Prepares Textile Industry to be in Top 5 in the World

January 2019

Weaving Loom

The Industry Ministry targets the Indonesian Textile and Textile Product Industry (TPT) to be in the top five in the world by the year 2030 by making it as one of the pioneers in the roadmap applying Industry 4.0.

Mudhori, Director of the Textile, Leather, Chemical, Footwear and Multifarious Industry at the Industry Ministry, said in a statement that industry 4.0 is believed to...

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Textile Industry will continue to Grow

January 2019

PT. Sritex

The Industry Ministry firmly believe that Indonesian Textile Industry will continue to grow, triggered by new investments and good export performance. Director General of Textile, Leather, Chemical, Footwear and Multifarious Industry (IKTA), Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono said that the by end of 2018, IKTA growth reached 3.4% and is predicted to grow by 3.6% - 4% in 2019.

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Wage Of Bangladesh Garment Workers To Be Revised

January 2019

Garment Workers Protest in Bangladesh

Protest of thousands of Bangladesh garment workers from around ten companies on January 8, 2019 clashed with police at the outskirts of Dhaka after workers blocked the road leading to Dhaka's Shahratal Hazrat international airport. The police were forced to disperse the demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullet which responded hurling bricks at the police by the workers and setting vehicles ablaze. Local media reported that the riot has led to one garment worker death and dozens wounded.

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US – China Trade War Triggers High Increase of Textile and Clothing Export From Vietnam

December 2018

Vietnamese Textile Industry

US - China trade war seems to have triggered significant increase of textile and textile products (TPT) export from Vietnam this year compared to the increase in the previous years. The increase of textile and clothing export this year is expected to reach 15% or even higher. Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade released that the achievement of their textile exports in 9 months (January - September 2018) increased by 17%. In the past few years the average increase in textile exports reached 10%. ...

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Efforts to Boost Foreign Currency Earning through Textile And Clothing Export

Jakarta October 2018

Enggartiasto Lukita, Trade Minister

So far, textile and textile products industry has always been one of the prima donna of exports for Indonesia where in 2017 exports reached US $ 12.58 billion. However, when compared to several competitor countries, the development of textile industry in Indonesian is actually not very good. Current market share in the world market still stay at around 1.7% compared to Vietnam, India and Bangladesh describes its growth.

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Textile and Clothing Industry must be ready for Industry 4.0

Jakarta October 2018

PT. Sritex

Not long ago President Joko Widodo warned that Indonesia should not be left behind in applying the concept of Industry 4.0 as part of efforts to improve Indonesia's competitiveness in the current digital era. Like the industrial revolution in the previous generation, he said, industry 4.0 pursuing the same results, namely increased revenue, cost savings and operational efficiency. The leading business consultant, PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), in its report, ..

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Sustainable Chemistry Starts at Source

October 2018

The creation of the ZDHC Manufacturers Restricted Substance List (ZDHC MRSL) was hailed as an industry milestone towards safer chemical management. However, suppliers struggle to know how to assess, and where to go, to source safer chemistry.

Until now textile and footwear manufacturers have needed to undertake a painstaking and time-consuming process of evaluating every product from each of their chemical suppliers against the ZDHC MRSL...

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