Indonesian clothing and textile bosses have expressed confidence shipments to the US will climb in 2004.

Officials from the West Java textile association said they see increased orders next year due to anticipated labour problems in other key supply nations such as Mexico and Canada.

Chairman Ade Sudrajat said those countries are likely to face serious problems over pay and added his country's sewn goods producers will look to take advantage both next year and in 2005 when quotas are phased out.