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INDIA: Indian Textile, Apparel Industry Now Part of Global Supply Chain

With a wide variety of fabrics and technically-skilled manpower, Indian textile and apparel industry has now become a part of the global supply chain, minister of state for commerce Jairam Ramesh said. "Our fabrics and workers are going to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries. A lot of investment in Bangladesh is from India," he said after meeting top exporters at 42nd India International Garment Fair (IIGF).

"Though Bangladesh has overtaken India in apparel exports, the country has definitely become a part of the global supply chain."

Mr Ramesh said Indian exporters should not remain focused on traditional markets like the United States and Europe, but rather explore new markets like Japan and non-traditional products like those made from organic cotton which command premium in international market.

"We should quickly respond to new trends to beat competition from Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka." The minister was talking to reporters at the fourth and final day of 42nd IIGF after visiting the exhibition hall, fashion streets and theme-based display areas.

Added: January 23, 2009 Source: Agencies

 

 

 

 

     

Highlights of the Foreign Trade Policy

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, had announced the Foreign Trade Policy on 8th April’05. Some of the Salient Features / Highlights of the proposals pertaining to Textile Industry in general and Handlooms in particular are. >> More

 

Salient features / Highlights of the Foreign Trade policy

 

Modern Processing Houses

The Indian Home Textile Industry has access to excellent infrastructure facilities and uses the latest technology and machinery.

Many manufacturers have set up state-of-the-art modern processing houses to roll out large volumes of high quality products to meet the international market demands and expectations. Needless to say that India’s Textile Exports have grown exponentially over the last decade.

Eco- Friendly Dyes: Use of Azo-Free Colours

The manufacturers in India are well aware that AZO free colours and dyes should be used. India has discarded the usage of banned materials in the dyeing process with safe substitutes, to ensure eco-friendliness of the products manufactured by the industry.