Indonesia's textile makers hope to reap a significant jump in exports to Japan as a result of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) expected to be signed next year.

"We hope to see a 4 percentage point increase to 10% (following the signing of the deal)," Ernovian G Ismy, secretary of the Indonesian Textile Association, was reported by Antara as saying.

Indonesia's textile and garment exports to Japan totalled US$516m last year, representing 6% of its total export value.

Indonesia's Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu was reported as saying Japan will slash import duties on 90% of Indonesia's manufactured and farm commodities under the EPA.

Japan is Indonesia's third-biggest textile and textile goods export market at present.