The change of climate in Vietnam is causing its inhabitants to shift from agriculturally-rich Mekong Delta to urban areas. As recent government statistics reveals, over 1.7 million residents have relocated out of the vast expanse of fields, riv...read more
Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach Euro 917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The c...read more
Vietnamese textile and garment firms are being active in making full use of the opportunities created by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to boost exports to Canada once the deal takes effect in ...read more
The suppliers in Vietnam textile industry received training on climate action as part of the initiative to transform the textile industry into a more sustainable ‘Made in Vietnam’ sector. The topics covered in the recent workshop include gr...read more
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a leading developer of spider silk-based fibres, has signed a key memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Biotechnology – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (IoB-VAST) and the Vietnam Sericulture ...read more
As per Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association (SLAEA) chairman Felix Fernando, Sri Lankan Embassy to the European Union (EU) in Brussels recently submitted a proposal to obtain GSP+ concessions on fabric imported from Indonesia. Sri Lanka w...read more
The export of textile machines from China in 2017 amounted to $3.4 billion, a significant improvement from $2.98 billion in 2016. It also exported $0.62 billion worth of ancillaries in 2017. China-made textile machinery constitutes one-third of...read more
The official import of clothes into Iran last year amounted to $59 million, which is a small part of foreign clothes in the local market, member of the board of directors of Iran Textile Exports and Manufacturers Association Majid Nami said.
The apparel industry is waiting with bated breath for the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping that will decide the future of US tariffs on Chinese exports. Trump is expected to slap tariffs on anoth...read more
The Narimteks LLC was opened in 2008 and was busy in the tailoring of women’s clothing at ordinary sewing machines. Together with Chinese partners, in 2012-2015 the production process was modernized. Modern sewing, weaving and finishing machi...read more
In the first nine months of 2018, China imported 1.11 million tons of cotton, an increase of 23% year on year, and in 2017/18 season (from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018), cotton imports totaled 1.32 million tons, up 19% year on year, according to the Ch...read more
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump held a “highly successful meeting” reaching important consensus and agreeing not to impose new additional tariffs.
The two heads of state had an in-depth exchange of vie...
Bangladesh’s National Board of Revenue recently exempted four services of the export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) sector from value-added tax (VAT). The services are expenditure for workers welfare and entertainment, laboratory test fee, ...read more
A civil trial opened at a Dortmund court, in which four plaintiffs are demanding financial compensation from the German textile discounter KiK for its alleged role in a fatal fire at a clothing factory in Pakistan in 2012.Roughly six years ago,...read more
Pakistan’s economy is facing worst conditions and the government should take immediate measures to boost exports. Zahid Mazhar, chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Sindh-Balochistan Region said that enhance in exports w...read more
Federal Secretary Textile Division Syed Iftikhar Hussain Babar said that the government was evolving export-oriented policies to ensure a surge in exports.
He added the government believed that an economic revolution could only be possible t...
Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President, FPCCI, during his recent visit to Turkey raised matters related to textile and surgical goods imported from Pakistan. Meanwhile, Indonesia unilaterally announced concessions on 20 tariffs and Chines...read more
Pakistani cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) recently approved import of cotton from Afghanistan and central Asian countries through the land route to meet its shortfall in the textile sector. The ECC decision followed a proposal...read more