Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile sector seeks removal of Turkish safeguard duties
Textile sector seeks removal of Turkish safeguard duties
Apr '11
Indonesian businessmen have requested Turkish President Abdullah Gul to lift trade barriers imposed on some Indonesian products. Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Jakarta on Monday on a four-day official visit of Indonesia.

Recently, Turkey had imposed some restrictions on exports from Indonesia. As per official data provided by Indonesian Trade Ministry, Turkey has imposed antidumping and safeguard duties ranging from 5 to 33 percent on 58 Indonesian products, including woven fabrics and apparel.

Turkey imposed these duties in addition to the previous 6.4 percent duty already in effect.

Indonesia's Communication Forum of the National Industry Associations appealed President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to discuss the trade issues with his Turkish counterpart. Forum's co-coordinator Franky Sibarani told that they wanted the Government to strengthen Indonesia's trade relations with Turkey on very fair grounds.

For Indonesian products, Turkey is the gateway to both Eastern and Western Europe markets. But because of such harsh duties, Indonesian textile products have become uncompetitive in Turkey markets.

Indonesian Textile Association chairman Ade Sudrajat said that they were losing their clients because of the high costs. He said the additional duties had pushed up the prices of Indonesian goods making them uncompetitive.

He cited an example of unprocessed polyester synthetic staple fibers which had been slapped with an anti-dumping duty from 6.2 to 12 percent. In case of woven fabrics and apparels, safeguard duties of 18 to 27 percent has been imposed.

Indonesia's exports to Turkey recorded $1.07 billion last year while imports stood at $304.76 million. Its exports mainly consist of textiles, chemical, plastic and steel products.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search