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Indonesia: TPT protests against import relaxation

Textile and textile product (TPT) entrepreneurs strongly reject import relaxation as the productivity of textile factories is under pressure from the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19). Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Trade Association (API) of the Domestic Trade Sector, Chandra Setiawan said that in the midst of these conditions the government must provide opportunities for domestic producers to keep the national economy running.

If there is relaxation of imports, the textile industry from upstream to downstream will be hit. Given the textile production has a long and sustainable process. Chandra hopes that people will increasingly love domestic products so that textile production continues to run and can be a way to create jobs in Indonesia. It urges the industry to launch a movement to love domestic products because this is the only import substitution as an effort to create employment. At present, the smallest employment creation will be very meaningful in the current conditions