Indonesian e-commerce to blacklist sales of imported thrift clothes

Photo taken on Dec. 3, 2021 shows a woman selecting clothes from a thrift shop in Beirut, Lebanon. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)

AKARTA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Online shopping platforms in Indonesia will blacklist and take down sellers that sell imported second-hand clothes, the Indonesian E-Commerce Association announced Thursday.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said that thrift shopping, buying second-hand goods, was getting popular in Indonesia, and imported thrift clothes had disrupted the domestic textile industry.

Indonesian Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan has also said that thrift clothing import businesses have inflicted loss on the country.

Indonesia has become one of the world's largest markets for e-commerce.

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