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Jakarta Post

Promoting batik to a world-class product

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 29 2011   /  08:00 am
Batik talk: Visitors chat in a booth at the World Batik Summit 2011 in the Jakarta Convention Center during its opening on Wednesday. Themed “Indonesia: Global Home of Batik”, the summit will run until Oct. 2. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)(Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Batik talk: Visitors chat in a booth at the World Batik Summit 2011 in the Jakarta Convention Center during its opening on Wednesday. Themed “Indonesia: Global Home of Batik”, the summit will run until Oct. 2. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)The government is expected to shortly introduce quality standards for batik production and apply labeling for a whole range batik products as part of a newly launched blueprint on batik preservation and development, a minister has said.

Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said in Jakarta on Tuesday that the government would enforce Indonesian National Standards (SNI) for a wide range of batik products.

Businesses consider labeling to be important to protect locally made batik products from imported products, especially from China, which have increasingly flooded the domestic market, and to raise awareness among local customers about homemade...