Indonesian Parliament has passed free market access to 20 tariff lines, originating in Pakistan, under the preferential trade agreement (PTA) between the two nations. The tariff lines that will entail zero-duty with immediate effect include some types of yarn, woven fabric, T-shirts, vests, singlets, trousers, shorts, bed linen, terry towels, etc.

Tariff lines with 8-digit HS code 52051200 (single yarn of uncombed fibre/combed fibres), HS code 52052300 (single yarn of combed fibres), HS code 52094200 (woven fabric of cotton containing more than 85 per cent by weight of cotton-denim), and HS code 52114200 (woven fabric of cotton containing less than 85 per cent by weight cotton-denim) are included among the 20 tariff lines, report said quoting adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, textile, industry and investment Abdul Razak Dawood.

Apparel that will get free market access to the Indonesian market include T-shirts women, singlets & other vests, knitted (HS code 61091020); T-shirts men/boys, singlets & others vests knitted/croc (HS code 61099020); T-shirt, singlet & other vest, knitted/crochet, of other (HS code 61099030); jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoat of cotton (HS code 61102000); men/boys trousers of cotton (HS code 62034290); and women’s or girls’ trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts of cotton (excluding …) (HS code 62046200).

Bed linen, printed of cotton (HS code 63022100), and toilet, kitchen linen, of terry toweling (HS code 63026000) would also enjoy duty-free access once a formal announcement is made by the Indonesian Government is made, the reports said.