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Indonesia to Enact Anti-Dumping Duty on Filament Yarn

The Indonesian government aims to minimize the country’s dependency on imported raw materials and encourage the use of locally made products by supporting an anti-dumping duty on filament yarn.

The imposition of anti-dumping on three types of filament yarn is expected to cut down on imports, help maintain the balance of trade and create fair competition in domestic markets. Indonesian’s Minister of Industry reported that almost half of the goods and raw materials in the country are imported.

In July, Indonesian Anti Dumping Committee (KADI) revealed that exporters from the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Taiwan and Thailand were participating in unfair trade practices with a dumping margin at zero to 17.45%.

Companies importing at low prices are expected to protest.

The Indonesian Synthetic Fiber Producers Association (APSyFI) said the government must not be hesitant to approve the duty or be swayed by misleading information, including false assumptions that domestic manufacturers cannot produce the same type of imported yarn. The APSyFI said the country is able to produce all types of yarn within the scope of the HS code and noted that Indonesia’s technology and skill set is at the same level as outside producers.