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SGCCI submits EOI for setting EPC for technical textile

Dec 23, 2020
SGCCI submits EOI for setting EPC for technical textile

Surat-based Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) has submitted the expression of interest (EOI) for setting up of the Export Promotion Council (EPC) for technical textiles, with a view to accelerate the production and export of technical textiles.

The Ministry of Textiles recently issued a public notice inviting proposals for setting up an Export Promotion Council for technical textiles. Constitution of an EPC for technical textiles is part of one of the components of the National Technical Textiles Mission.

Surat is an emerging hub for manmade fibres (MMF) in India.  Ashish Gujarat, Vice President, SGCCI, told a leading news agency, “SGCCI intends to take a lead role in setting up EPC for technical textiles in Surat. We have all the infrastructure and manpower required to run the EPC. Surat is the biggest centre of MMF with 13,500 million metres of fabric production per annum.”

The exporter associations and trade bodies registered under Companies Act or Society Registration Act have been asked to submit proposal to the ministry for constitution of a dedicated EPC for technical textiles by 15th December 2020.

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