Indonesia's footwear, garment industries record slight growth in 6 months

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-8-13 15:04:07

Indonesia's Industry Minister MS Hidayat said on Monday the country's footwear, textile and garment (TPT) and leather goods saw a slight 2.86 percent growth in the first half this year, far lower than 9.45 percent in the same period last year.

"Export declining on TPT, footwear and leather goods in the first half this year was due to 6.16 percent export reduction in the period," the minister said here.

He added that the government has implemented several anticipating moves to respond industry growth reduction in the sector, among other by providing fiscal incentive policy.

"Besides fiscal incentive, government will improve import control efforts by implementing non-tariff barrier policies, among others through national standard (SNI) obligation, limiting entrance ports for certain commodities, import administration policy and optimizing the anti-dumping and safeguarding measures," he added.

"Government will optimize Japan and US markets and asking producers to expand market to Africa and Middle East regions," the minister said.

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