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Enhanced market access to US just pie in the sky
Enhanced access for products of Pakistan’s export interest, particularly textile and clothing, to the United States market has been a long-standing demand of both the government and private sector.
Textiles industry delegation submits agenda to Irani
Delegation of FICCI Textiles Committee met Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development recently and impressed upon her to launch a special mission for synthetic fibre and textiles value chain to make Indian industry competitive in the global trade which is predominantly done in the man-made fibre (MMF)-based items.
Enter into FTA with Russia, knitwear players urge Centre
Knitwear industrialists have urged the central government to enter into a free trade agreement with Russia, saying the former Soviet Union had given green signal to enter into such a treaty with Bangladesh.
Philippines, US to discuss free trade agreement in November
The agreement, if inked, will be the second such US engagement in with an ASEAN-member nation, the first being with Singapore.
Despite agreements India’s textile trade has underperformed: Trade Advisor, MoT
Despite Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), India’s textile trade has not been performing well, said Aditi Das Rout, Trade Advisor, Ministry of Textiles.
Mexico adds rule of origin exception into Colombia FTA
Mexico has implemented a temporary exception to the rules of origin for textiles and apparel in its free trade agreement with Colombia.
Textile and garment industry banks hope on possible US-PH FTA
The textile and garment industry, now far from its glory days, will have to bank on a possible free trade deal with the United States in a bid to revive its struggling businesses.
TEA seeks FTAs with EU, US to counter Chinese threat in export
Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) today stressed the need to enter into Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with European Union, USA, the UK and Russia, to face the Chinese threat in export markets.
FTA with China to hurt manufacturing sector: traders
In Pakistan, businessmen and investors are expressing concerns over free trade agreement (FTA) with China claiming that would hurt the manufacturing sector.
Stakeholders in Indonesia’s textile industry long for EU-Indonesia FTA
Indonesian exports of textile and textile products could soar threefold if the government of Indonesia finally manages to sign a free trade deal with the European Union (EU). Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono, Director General for Chemicals, Textiles and Miscellaneous industry at the Industry Ministry, said a major obstacle for Indonesian textile exports at the moment is the weak competitiveness of Indonesian textile companies as compared to their Vietnamese counterparts.
Push for Australia to open its doors to Indonesian workers under free trade deal
Indonesia is pushing for Australia to open its doors to more Indonesian workers - such as nurses and cooks - as well as removing tariffs on textiles as free trade negotiations between the two countries enter the final month.
TPP members whittle list of rules to shelve with US gone
Terms on intellectual property protections, state-owned enterprises up for debate.
Accord Maurice-Chine : priorité au textile
Un deuxième Memorandum of Understanding vient d’être signé entre Maurice et la Chine pour aboutir à un accord de libre-échange.
FTA brightens prospects of Vietnamese footwear products
Prospects are bright for Vietnam’s footwear exports after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement comes into force in 2018.
Cambodia urged to join TPP
US Ambassador to Cambodia said that given Vietnam’s participation in the TPP, “it would be a shame for Cambodia to miss out and be left behind”.
India seeks zero duty on textiles in FTA with Australia
India wants zero duty on textiles, automobile parts and fresh fruit. On its part, Australia is seeking tariff reduction in dairy products, fresh fruit, pharmaceuticals and wines.
Will Vietnamese garment contractors win in the TPP?
Many contract manufacturers in Vietnam are likely to see little benefits if the TPP goes through.
Trans Pacific Partnership could change the apparel indusry
TPP could disrupt the fast fashion momentum and a fledgling made-in-America clothing rebound by renewing the attractiveness of offshore manufacturing via lower tariffs.
Reps to vet EPA with EU… lament textile industry collapse
House of Representatives call for caution in the implementation of the EPA between EU and Nigeria.
Textile woes: PRGMEA expresses concern over EU-Vietnam FTA
The Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has cautioned the government to address the issues of the value-added textile sector, as the continued drop in exports may further widen due to Vietnam and European Union’s (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).