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Trade dispute undermining performance of the furniture sector

16-12-2019
Indonesia, Ministry of Industry, furniture industry, exports, Small and Medium industries, foreign manufacturers, China, Central Java, Shandong Timber Association, East Kalimantan

The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) said it would continue to support growth in the furniture industry. However the sector has faced problems as the Ministry of Industry records show the value of furniture exports reached only around US$730 million in the first half of this year while exports in the first 6 months of last year reached US$845 …

Amazon India expands furniture range

26-11-2019
Amazon, India, furniture, small and medium-sized businesses

Amazon India has expanded its range in the furniture category to over 160,000 products, especially from small and medium-sized businesses, ahead of the festive season, according to a report by Press Trust India. Amazon has been injecting billions of dollars into its Indian operations in recent years, where its furniture business has seen a growth …

59 Chinese investors relocating wood product factories to Java

22-11-2019
Chinese investors, Indonesia, Central Java, wood, furniture, businesses, relocation, investment

According to a report in TEMPO, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has indicated that 59 Chinese investors in wood and furniture businesses will relocate factories to Central Java. The reasons given for the relocation include Indonesia's stable investment climate and the easy licensing process in Central Java. BKPM chief …

Sarawak collaborating with Singapore to supply semi-finished furniture

22-11-2019
Sarawak Forest Department, restructuring, Singapore, semi-finished furniture, furniture park

Talks are underway with Singapore for Sarawak to produce semi-finished furniture for companies based in Singapore. “We are thinking of a dedicated furniture park for Singapore companies in Sarawak, so that you can get the raw materials that you need to produce good furniture. We can perhaps increase export of our furniture,” said …

Editor’s pickThe inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 takes off

18-11-2019
Malaysian Wood Expo 2019, MWE 2019, Panels & Furniture Asia, MTC, Woodworking, Wood, Machinery

The inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo will be happening on November 19 to 21 at the PUTRA World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The trade show is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council and Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines, two of the powerhouses in Southeast Asia’s timber and woodworking sector. It is …

New government programme in Indonesia to partner furniture designers with manufacturers

08-11-2019
Indonesia, government programme, furniture designers, manufacturers

Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry has launched a programme to promote the development of the Indonesia’s furniture manufacturing sector. Abdul Rochim, Director General of Agro Industry in the Ministry of Industry said government support will focus on the development of creative and innovative design concepts for the industry, reported …

Closer trade ties between India and Thailand’s wood industry with signing of MOU

15-10-2019
Thailand, India, MOU, signing, rubberwood, Thai Hevea Wood Association, Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Traders (India)

Despite the poor prospects for exports, Thailand remains hopeful that exports to India will grow by 8 per cent this year, reported Bangkok Post. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, led a Thai delegation to Mumbai and Chennai from 24 to 28 September said Thai products remain promising in India for food, cosmetics, furniture and decorative …

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