News dalla rete ITA

23 Marzo 2023



A number of sellers of imported used clothes, both in stores and online, are running out of new stock due to the government's ban on eradicating imported used clothes. Thrifting sellers in Block III Pasar Senen, Central Jakarta, admit that they cannot buy new stocks from suppliers due to the ban. A seller of imported used shirts who has been selling since 2008 revealed that the stock of shirts in his shop is just old stock. Online importers of used clothing, such as Mirna (31), are only able to upload their wares once a week due to the shortage of stock. Mirna plans to sell reworked fashion clothes or clothes that are remade to make them more attractive and stylish.Ahmad (26), who sells imported used clothing on social media and at market stalls, doesn't know what his future plans are. He is discouraged from opening a shop due to the fear of being raided and hopes that the government will provide a solution regarding the ban on the sale of imported used clothes. Area 01 Block III Pasar Senen Manager Yohanes Daramonsidi said that many traders at Senen Market did not know whether the goods they were selling were illegal or not. Traders who sell at kiosks rented by PD Pasar Jaya are legal sellers who actively pay kiosk rental fees and pay Value Added Tax (VAT). The government must come up with a solution to the ban on imported used clothing, as many people's lives depend on it.The government has not provided any information to Pasar Senen management regarding the ban on the sale of imported used clothing. Bhima Yudhistira, Director of the Center for Economic and Law Studies, said that the ban on thrifting had been around for a long time, but enforcement of the rules was almost nonexistent. If suddenly there is a crackdown on imported used clothing, it is likely because the wave of layoffs in the apparel sector is already worrying. Bhima hopes that the government can be consistent and provide fair solutions for small traders who have been selling imported used clothes since 1990. The government can help improve quality and reduce the cost of local apparel production with low-cost financing, mentoring, and joint promotional efforts. (ICE GIACARTA)

Fonte notizia: Kompas - 20 March 2023