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Indonesia imposes tariffs on some textile imports until 2022

Indonesia has imposed tariffs on imports of some textile products until November 2022, according to a Ministry of Finance regulation, in a bid to protect local producers from a surge of imports of yarn, fabric and curtains.

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Cambodian clothing sector requests EBA withdrawal postponement

Representatives of apparel, footwear and travel goods producers and the EU business community in Cambodia have requested the European Commission (EC) to postpone its withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months.

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Campaign group probes ‘union busting’ in Myanmar

Clean Clothes Campaign has launched investigations into allegations of mass sackings of trade union members and officials at global brand suppliers in Myanmar under the guise of cutbacks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Philippine face mask capacity increased

The Philippines has increased its capacity to produce face masks amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Singapore fashion labels get boost from online store

The Textile and Fashion Federation, a non-profit trade association in Singapore, has unveiled an online platform in an effort to encourage local fashion labels.

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Vietnamese clothing exports forecast to fall owing to lack of orders

Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports in the first four months of 2020 fell 10% year-on-year to US$10.6bn and could fall much further as buyers cancelled orders owing to coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas).

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Major brands sign action plan framework to protect clothing workers in Myanmar

H&M, Inditex and C&A are among the major global clothing brands that have backed an initiative to protect garment workers and factories in Myanmar from the worst impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Lotus fibres needed for natural fibre face masks in Cambodia

Cambodian eco-textile manufacturer Samatoa Lotus Textiles has called on farmers to supply lotus fibres that the business needs to produce natural fibre face masks, reports the Khmer Times.

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Opportunities for foreign investors in Indonesia

Indonesia’s textile and clothing industry enjoyed positive growth in 2019 with exports valued at US$13.8bn, an increase from US$10bn in 2018, making the country one of the world’s largest textile producers, according to Dezan Shira & Associates.

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Philippine exporters seek textile sector revival

Philippine exporters are pushing for a revival of the domestic textile industry following global supply chain disruptions arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has cut off the garment sector from imported raw material.

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