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Dr A Sakthivel is Vice Chairman of AEPC
Dr A Sakthivel, well-known architect of Tiruppur knit cluster, has been unanimously elected as the vice chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) for 2018-19. He has previously been the chairman of AEPC for three tenures in the year 1998, 2004 and 2012 and has also been a member of Executive Committee of AEPC for the last 35 years.
COTTON USA unveils apparel innovations
COTTON USA, which unveiled latest apparel innovations at the Première Vision, featured new blended technologies in US cotton apparel that could drive sales growth.
Customs duty on silk fabrics doubled to 20%
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed doubling of customs duty on silk fabrics to 20 per cent to provide adequate protection to domestic industry. According to the Budget 2018-19, customs duty on silk fabrics has been raised from 10 per cent to 20 per cent. Silk exporters, however, said the move would hit shipments of silk garments from India.
Boost for textiles exports
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2018-19 raised special package by 19 per cent to Rs 71.48 billion for apparel sector to boost exports. In 2016, the government had announced a special package of Rs 60 billion for the same purpose.
SRTEPC honours RIL with 5 gold trophies
The Synthetic & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), one of the oldest export promotion councils in India, has conferred Reliance Industries (RIL) with a series of awards for its exceptional performance in exports of fibres and yarns. RIL’s president, polyester chain, has also been recognised for his contribution in the textiles industry.
Skilling on track!
Indian textile industry cannot afford to ignore the implications of ‘skilling’ the labour force, for to sharpen the competitive edge in producing and exporting quality textile goods, skilled labour is a must. The ITJ cover story traces the ‘skilling’ moves in the textile industry.
There is huge shortage of skilled labour in textile
The Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC), a non-profit organisation, works towards the development of skilled workforce for the textile industry through setting curriculum for training and accreditation of trade competency.
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