INDONESIAN textile producers have warned that their industry faces thousands of job losses as smuggled used garments flood the Indonesian market. The past few months have seen a rise in smuggled goods from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the United States and some European countries. According to the Indonesian Textile Association, some 1,500 containers carrying garments were smuggled into the country in the last three months. At least 480 million pieces of used garments are shipped into the country every year, it said. Indonesian textile analysts ...

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