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Eco Friendly Product Indonesia Rattan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Association of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Rattan (AMKRI) expressed the greatest challenges of the industry today is the rattan cane to produce products that are environmentally friendly. “Most customers did ask that eco-friendly. But the challenge is, how do we conduct research in order to substitute the chemical products that are not environmentally friendly to environment-friendly products, “said Head of the International Relations AMKRI, Damayanti Siahaan, Monday, November 18, 2013.

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Facing the implementation of the Asean Economic Community in 2015, the Association of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Rattan (AMKRI) said Indonesia should collaborate with other Asean countries to strengthen domestic rattan industry. Head of International Relations Rattan Furniture Association, Damayanti Siahaan, said the target market is not rattan among ASEAN countries, but rather countries outside Asean. Thus, competition is outside the scope of the Asean free market.

About 85 percent of the raw materials produced by Indonesian rattan,” said Chairman AMKRI, M Hatta Sinatra, in Jakarta. Wednesday, November 9th, 2011.

AMKRI released, in 2010, the total area of ​​forest rattan Indonesia stayed 1.34 million hectares with an annual allowable cut (annual allowable cut / AAC) sustainable as much as 210 064 tonnes of dry cane per year. This forest in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali-Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Papua. Meanwhile, rattan cultivation area of ​​48,000 hectares only.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – According to the latest data from the Ministry of Industry, the export value of wooden furniture in 2013 to a record $ 1.26 billion. As for processed rattan reaching 188 million US dollars. “It is expected the next five years could be up to 5 billion US dollars,” said Minister of Industry MS Hidayat on Tuesday (11/3), at the opening of the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2014 JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta.