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Fiji vendors call for increased tariffs on Indonesian handicrafts

Fiji handicraft vendors are calling for increased tariffs on imported handicrafts reports the Fiji Times.

Suva Handicraft Market Vendors and Manufacturers Association general secretary Ravinesh Ram says this would level the playing field for local vendors.

“As it is, those who import handicraft from overseas countries like Indonesia and selling it locally inhibit the sales of those who sell locally made handicraft,” Ram says.

“Around 3000 people are involved in the handicraft industry right from the carvers in Kabara down to the vendors here in Suva. And being considered in the national budget would ensure we manage to make a living and also ensure traditional forms of artwork continue to flourish.”

The Fiji government hands down its budget tomorrow, November 24th.


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