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Indonesia pushes Industry 4.0 reform onto receptive clothing industry 29 Mar 2019

Indonesia is rolling out an ambitious plan to digitalise its clothing and textile industry – a key policy devised to meet the government's goal of helping the country become among the world's top five textile and apparel producers by 2030.

Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.

The Flanarant: Fast facilitation is key for garment trade 18 Dec 2013

Trade Facilitation is the new industry buzzword, but can anyone get excited about it? asks Mike Flanagan. They should, he says, highlighting here the potential of the WTO's Bali Package to enhance clothing supply chains. He also urges the industry to push for fast implementation, noting that garment workers would be the biggest beneficiaries.

Apparel industry integration key for ASEAN growth 5 Feb 2013

The creation of a new harmonised customs system between the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) offers opportunities for the region's clothing and textile industry - but only through strategic partnerships and better vertical integration.

Indonesia’s makers eye trade deal with Japan 24 Jan 2007

Indonesia’s textile and clothing industry hopes to be one of the main beneficiaries of an Economic Partnership Agreement currently being negotiated with Japan. As Baari La Inggi reports, market expansion is key if Indonesian companies are to survive the increasingly fierce global competition in the US and EU.

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Indonesia and South Korea conclude free trade deal 26 Nov 2019

Indonesia and South Korea have completed seven years of negotiations on a free trade deal that will see the removal of tariffs on textile products traded between the two.

Indonesia launches WTO safeguard investigation 26 Sep 2019

Indonesia has launched a safeguard investigation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on fabrics and yarns to determine if increased imports are having an impact on the domestic industry.

Indonesia eyes US garment export growth 20 Aug 2019

Indonesia is looking at ways it can boost its textile and garment shipments to the US – already its main export market – and increase imports of American cotton.

Indonesia eyes export growth on Australia trade deal 27 Mar 2019

Indonesia is hoping to capitalise on a recently signed trade-deal with Australia to grow its exports of footwear and textiles.

New Lenzing centre in Indonesia to speed fibre innovation 16 Jan 2019

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing has opened a new research and development facility in Indonesia, bringing its state-of-the-art fibre testing and full fibre-to-fashion innovation capabilities to Asia.

Indonesia lifts restrictions on foreign investment in fabric printing 11 Dec 2018

The Indonesian government is to relax foreign investment restrictions on a number of industry sectors – including fabric printing – in a bid to encourage exports and capital inflows.

Uniqlo urged again to help Indonesia factory workers 29 Nov 2018

Worker rights campaigners are continuing to urge Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing to settle wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia – with the Japanese corporation again saying that even though it was not one of the factory's major buyers it has made several offers to help workers find new employment.

Fast Retailing insists "acted lawfully" in Indonesia as worker mistreatment claims linger 11 Oct 2018

Fast Retailing — owner of the Uniqlo brand — has insisted it "acted lawfully" throughout the process of the closure of its Indonesian supplier factory, as it continues to be bombarded with allegations of worker mistreatment and failure to compensate workers since the factory went bust in 2015.

Matahari Department Store invests in omnichannel fulfilment 8 Aug 2018

Indonesian department store retailer PT Matahari Department Store Tbk is investing in new software to maximise service levels across its growing omnichannel retail operations.

Adidas at risk of lawsuit in Indonesia supplier dispute 15 Mar 2018

Labour rights groups say they are preparing to file a complaint against Adidas for breaching OECD guidelines over the dismissal of workers from a former Indonesian shoe supplier – as the sporting goods giant continues to reject the accusations.