Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Zero impact of storm Sandy, say Asian apparel exporters
Zero impact of storm Sandy, say Asian apparel exporters
06
Nov '12
There will be no impact on apparel exports from the biggest Atlantic storm to hit the US Gulf Coast, was the unanimous opinion of leaders of garment exporting organisations from various Asian clothing production hubs like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia.

The US East Coast was battered by ‘Sandy’ and states like New York and New Jersey bore the full brunt of the storm, raising apprehensions of a slowdown in new orders and also delays in payments, due to damages to goods lying in ports and warehouses.

The apprehensions among the apparel exporting community are not unfounded, since the US is the biggest importer of apparels in the world and imported garments worth more than US $80 billion or 97 percent of its consumer needs.

Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) – President of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) was not perturbed by the development.

He said, “There are more than 50 states in the US, out of which only a few states have been affected by the storm. Secondly, the US is the biggest economy in the world, so the impact will not be much on Bangladeshi apparel exports”.

“US infrastructure is very extensive and good, so incase ports like New York and New Jersey are impacted, cargo traffic will be diverted to other ports. So, I do not apprehend any delay in deliveries too”, he added.

Dr Sakhtivel – Chairman of Apparel Exporters Promotion Council (AEPC) from India too sounded optimistic when he said, “Since the last 10 days, offices of buyers are closed, so I cannot give you any correct feedback, but what I have learnt is that the ports are still open. However, there is no need to raise alarm bells”.

Mr Ade Sudrajat – Chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) thinks they will receive more orders for winterwear since most of the winterwear stocks in warehouses and stores may have been damaged by the storm.

He is also not unduly worried over the impact of the storm as he too feels that only a few states have been impacted from the storm.

“I feel there will be a very marginal impact of Sandy, since though there has been damage, I do not foresee a slowdown of Pakistan apparel exports in the short term”, said the Chairman of Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) - Mr Shahzad Salim. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: UPM Raflatac

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

New residue free textile label adhesive from UPM Raflatac

Producer of self adhesive label materials UPM Raflatac, has...

Courtesy: Authentic Brands Group

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

Teen retailer Aéropostale reopens 500 stores in US

Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale has reopened 500 stores in the US,...

Courtesy: Centric Software

Information Technology | On 17th Jan 2017

Centric releases version 6.0 of PLM solution

Centric Software, the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail,...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search