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Opening new frontiers in Africa
For the first time in its 40-year history India ITME Society, which organises key textile technology industry exhibitions, has opened its doors in Africa.
Khadi gets separate HS code
The Indian Commerce and Industry Ministry has issued a separate HS code for khadi to categorise its products in export and segregate those from routine products.
India, Bangladesh to remove non-tariff barriers
India and Bangladesh are working on dismantling non-tariff and para-tariff barriers and could renew economic engagements, high commissioner of Bangladesh to India Syed Muazzem Ali recently said at a seminar in New Delhi jointly organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Bangladesh High Commission.
Farm to Fashion expo from May 4 in Ahmedabad
In a bid to transform Gujarat from a fabric manufacturing hub to apparel manufacturing hub, textile players are organising a three-day expo ‘Farm to Fashion’ from May 4 in Ahmedabad.
Rs 2,600 cr package for leather & footwear industry unveiled
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled the Central government’s Rs 2,600 crore package for the leather and footwear industry, saying it had the potential of generating over three lakh jobs and formalising another two lakh in the next three years.
S Korea-GCCI pact on textile
The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with an official delegation from South Korea led by the country’s consul general in Mumbai Kim Soungeun for cooperation between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Gujarat and Korean firms, with a focus on automobile, defence, chemicals and textiles sectors.
Sweden keen on tie-up with Aditya Birla Group on smart textiles
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs from the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Sweden arrived in Mumbai to discuss a joint project on smart textiles involving potentially Aditya Birla Group, Swedish company Domsjö and the two governments as well as the European Union.
The minister visited the Aditya Birla Group Textile Research Application Development Centre at Kharach in Gujarat, which is India’s pioneer in viscose staple fibre (VSF), a man-made, bio-degradable fibre with characteristics akin to cotton. The prime aim of this visit is to boost development on smart textiles from using VSF, cellulosic fibre and pulp as an alternative to cotton and hence the Aditya Birla group is a natural fit with its easily blendable cellulosic fibre.
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