Import tariffs raised on Indonesian clothing and footwear


Indonesia has raised import tariffs on food, clothing, some fabrics and many other consumer goods in a move to help domestic producers.

For clothing, the new import tariffs were raised mostly from 15% to 20-25%, the government said. T-shirts, used clothes and corsets will be levied duty of 22.5-35%.

Many analysts do not expect to see a marked improvement in the development of the local consumer goods industry as a result of these higher import tariffs and say the increase will fuel inflation.

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