Mr Jaswinder Bedi
Mr Jaswinder Bedi
African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF)
African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF)

Kindly apprise us and our members/visitors with more information about ACTIF’s activities allied to the welfare of African Textile & Garments sector?

ACTIF aims to be a nationally, regionally and internationally recognized trade body that provides effective regional representation at international forums, and is dedicated to the specific concerns of the industry and promotes improved competitiveness in both the regional and global market place.

The Federation is formed on the following principles:

•Emphasis on private sector 'ownership' with strong allegiance of nationally based trade institutions

•Endorses Public/Private sector partnerships

•Builds cooperation, interaction, partnerships, alliances, networks and market linkages

•Promotes a regional supply chain focusing on trade issues of all sectors of the value chain, and building a platform for reducing constraints in regional trade

•Addresses post MFA challenges and increases competitiveness in the global post-quota environment

•Addresses key policy issues

•Collects market data, generates information exchange and shares regional expertise

•Promotes investment and creates international alliances and affiliations

ACTIF has an elected Board of Directors, the composition of which is representative of the ginning, lint trade, textile and apparel sectors. In addition, four action committees have been created and are comprised of National Associations from member countries, dealing with issues relating to:

  • Global Trade Initiatives
  • Investment & Finance
  • The Inter-Regional Trade & Supply Chain
  • Production, Ginning & Lint Trade

  • Published on: 21/01/2008

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