ASEAN Economic Community Implementation and Indonesian Textile Industry Competitiveness

Yuvensius Sri Susilo
Journal article Economic Journal of Emerging Markets • 2013 Indonesia • Malaysia • Philippines • Thailand • Vietnam

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Abstract

This study aims to analyze the impact of ASEAN Economic Community implementation in 2015 on the competitiveness of Indonesian textile and textile products industry. It uses simulations with the GTAP model to answer the proposed research questions. The GTAP simulation results suggest that Indonesian textile industry would gain the largest trade surplus followed by Thailand and Malaysia. For apparel, Vietnam would benefit the most, followed by Indonesia and Thailand. The ratio of domestic to import prices analysis suggests that Indonesian textile products have higher competitiveness than the other ASEAN's. For the apparel products, Indonesia is as competitive as both Malaysia and the Philippines.

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Economic Journal of Emerging Markets

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