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Rattan export ban to hit restoration trade

352 Signatures Goal: 20,000

At the beginning of 2012 the Indonesian government totally banned the export of raw and semi processed rattan materials with the intention of reviving their local furniture manufacturing industry. The embargo is in place primarily to encourage and increase production and consumption of Indonesian home produced rattan items. But as a result of the ban, specialist rattan cane restoration businesses all over the world have been affected. The price of rattan has rocketed and now, there is a distinct shortage of working materials with no prospect of this situation improving. The embargo was never intended to disrupt the work of restoration specialists, but this trade has become an unfortunate victim. The long term effects of the embargo will be felt by furniture restorers, the antiques trade, museums, galleries, the general public and will inevitably lead to job losses amongst the small but important group of highly capable craft specialists worldwide.
Our aim is to persuade Parliament to encourage the Indonesian government to consider issuing special licences to established companies currently importing rattan products for use solely within the restoration trade in order that we may continue our important heritage craft.

So please, lend us your support!


Sponsor

Russell Theaker.

Links


http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/01/17/association-says-export-ban-costs-thousands-farming-jobs.html

http://imo.thejakartapost.com/sipiliang/2012/01/01/indonesia-banned-the-export-of-rattan-raw-materials/

  • Bob Rosenberg
    Bob Rosenberg United States, Manchester
    Apr 11, 2016
    Apr 11, 2016
    Just bought some material made in China for Nantucket Baskets. It is of very poor quality. Need to back to Indonesia products.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 18, 2015
    Sep 18, 2015
    AS a chairseater and member of the Basketmakers Association I totally support this petition.
  • Brian Garrard
    Brian Garrard United Kingdom
    May 26, 2015
    May 26, 2015
    Now increasingly difficult to find quality cane, as the prices are hiked, as expected.
  • Brigitte Graham
    Mar 29, 2015
    Mar 29, 2015
    I can't understand how there are only 344 signatures to this petition!
    (Admittedly, I have only just found it, but there are lots of us sole traders out there struggling with this terrible cane.
    Perhaps between us we can rank up this petition.....?
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Signatures

  • 1 month ago
    Stephen Patt United States
    1 month ago
  • 4 months ago
    Bob Rosenberg United States
    4 months ago
  • 11 months ago
    Ann Nazareth United Kingdom
    11 months ago
  • 11 months ago
    Richard Cook United Kingdom
    11 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Brian Garrard United Kingdom
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Brigitte Graham
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    tomy pak
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    pat bell
    2 years ago
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    paul gilberto
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Sally van Buuren
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Mical Wilmoth Carton
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    David Beaumont United Kingdom
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Ray DeFrancesco United States
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Harriet Goodall Australia
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Christine Globig United States
    3 years ago
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