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Indonesia will immediately impose a safeguard with a range of import duties ranging from US $ 0.44 to US $ 11.29 per piece, for imported apparel from several countries. These products include upper (casual) garments, upper (formal) garments, down garments, jackets, ensembles and dresses, outwear, baby garments and clothing accessories, as well as headwear and neckwear.

The Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang, explained how the industry was so battered by the pandemic that its growth was minus last year. "Based on data, the apparel and textile industries suffer the most from high pressure during the pandemic. Growth of -8.8%, exports -17%, labor -13%," he said during the handover of 35 million masks in Jakarta.

The skyrocketing crude oil price eventually dragged the price of textile raw materials. The Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn Association (APSyFI) and the Indonesian Textile Association (API) admit that there has been an increase in textile raw materials in line with the increase in crude oil prices. Quoting Bloomberg, Thursday (25/2) at 19.00 WIB, the price of Brent crude oil for the April 2021 delivery contract rose 0.24 percent to US $ 67.20 per barrel.

The textile and textile products (TPT) industry asked the government to be serious in curbing the phenomenon. Hu, who recently became the talk of Twitter citizens with the hashtag #SellerAsingBunuhUMKM. Secretary General of the Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn Producers Association (APSyFI) Redma Wirawasta said textile producers both in the upstream and downstream areas are not so worried if community demand is still stagnant due to the condition of Covid-19 and parts of it.

United States companies are reducing their exports to Chinese textile and clothing suppliers. This concern eventually occurred. Vice versa, China's exports to the US are also decreasing.