Indonesian government asked to intervene in cotton procurement


The Indonesian government is being urged to issue a legal umbrella for efforts to fix the distribution channels of cotton imported into Indonesia as part of the national cotton procurement system.

According to the Indonesian Textile Association (API), an umbrella law is important considering that the country is the world’s fourth largest cotton importer after China, India and Vietnam. Total cotton imports have continued to increase in recent years and now amount to around US$2bn a year.

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