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U.S. Lighting Company Joins Shift From China on Higher Tariffs

  • Alpan invests $14 million to set up plant in Central Java
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Alpan Lighting Products, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of solar lamps, is shifting production from China to Indonesia, joining droves of companies looking to escape higher tariffs triggered by the trade war with the U.S.

PT CDS Asia, a unit of Alpan, will invest $14 million to build a factory in an industrial zone in Central Java, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board said in a statement. The export-oriented facility is scheduled to begin production later this year and may employee 3,500 people, it said.