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Indonesia's Textiles and Apparels Industry: Taking a Stand in the New International Competition

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This paper is a comprehensive overview of Indonesia's textiles and apparels industry. In particular, it evaluates challenges facing Indonesia's textiles and apparels industry in the face of new competitions from abroad. A special emphasis is put on assessing Indonesia's competitiveness relative to its main competitor in the industry, namely China. The final sections discuss the impacts of the industry's growth performance on employment and assess future prospects of the industry.

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  • Haryo Aswicahyono & Imelda Maidir, 2003. "Indonesia's Textiles and Apparels Industry: Taking a Stand in the New International Competition," CSIS Economics Working Paper Series WPE064, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Handle: RePEc:sis:wpecon:wpe064
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    1. Raymond Robertson & Drusilla Brown & Gaëlle Pierre & María Laura Sanchez-Puerta, 2009. "Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs : Five Country Studies," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2654.
    2. Adrian Vickers, 2012. "Clothing Production in Indonesia: A Divided Industry," Institutions and Economies (formerly known as International Journal of Institutions and Economies), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, vol. 4(3), pages 41-60, October.
    3. Dionisius A. Narjoko & Raymond Atje, 2007. "The Effects of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation under the Doha Development Agenda with Special Reference to the Asia Pacific Region: A Brief Survey," Working Papers 3207, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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    Keywords

    Indonesia; textile; garment; apparel; trade; competitiveness; China;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L67 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other Consumer Nondurables: Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, and Leather Goods; Household Goods; Sports Equipment

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