Egypt stops importing Indonesian textiles due to crisis: official

21:36, February 10, 2011      

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Egypt has decided to temporarily halt the imports of some Indonesian textile products in regards to the country's ongoing political crisis, an Indonesian textile producer association official said here on Thursday.

Indonesian Textile Association (API) chairman Ade Sudrajat Usman said that Egyptian importers would halt the imports, especially of Indonesian sarongs, until the situation in the country improved.

He added that Cairo was among places in Egypt halting the imports, while Alexandria was still doing business as usual. Egypt was the second largest importer of Indonesian sarongs after the United Arab Emirates. The total value of Indonesian textile exports to Egypt stood at 200 million U.S. dollars last year, the Kontan.co.id news portal reported. "I can't ensure our target for textile exports to Egypt this year, considering the situation in Egypt, which still hasn't improved," Ade said.

Source: Xinhua
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