Rattan export ban to hit restoration trade

354 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.

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Russell Theaker.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 07, 2017
    Aug 07, 2017
    Apart from effects on western production etc. especially Indonesien economy is effected, since the ban did not (the intention of the government " was to reduce competition so that domestic furniture producers would fare better in export markets". Which did not completely succeed -see publication by Myers, R. "Forest Policy and Economics - What the Indonesian rattan export ban means for domestic and international markets, forests, and the livelihoods of rattan collectors"
  • 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.
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  • 9 months ago
    Mike Ahern United States
    9 months ago
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    Stephen Patt United States
    1 year ago
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    Bob Rosenberg United States
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Ann Nazareth United Kingdom
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Richard Cook United Kingdom
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Brian Garrard United Kingdom
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Brigitte Graham
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    tomy pak
    3 years ago
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    pat bell
    3 years ago
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    paul gilberto
    3 years ago
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    Sally van Buuren
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Mical Wilmoth Carton
    3 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    David Beaumont United Kingdom
    4 years ago
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    Ray DeFrancesco United States
    4 years ago
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    Harriet Goodall Australia
    4 years ago
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