Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Pakistan garment exporters urge govt to scrap DTRE
Pakistan garment exporters urge govt to scrap DTRE
18
Jan '13
Garment manufacturers and exporters in Pakistan have urged the Government to end the duty and tax remission for export (DTRE), in the upcoming new Trade Policy, Daily Times reported.
 
In a plea to the Federal Minister of Commerce Amin Faheem, Pakistan Ready-made Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Chairman Sajid Saleem Minhas said the next Trade Policy should focus on boosting apparel exports by addressing the key issues faced by the exporters.
 
The weaving industry of Pakistan is not efficient enough to satisfy the domestic apparel industry’s demand for fashion fabrics. Due to this, garment manufacturers are forced to import fabrics for making garments meant for export, Mr. Minhas said.
 
He suggested that apparel enterprises should be allowed to import fabric under the SRO 492 scheme.
 
He said the country’s garment industry mainly comprises of small and medium scale units, which are better off in producing high-end fashion products, as the order sizes remain small. However, due to the current import policies they fail to utilize their full potential.
 
In contrast, apparel producers in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the two main competitors of Pakistan in the clothing sector, face almost no restriction or problems in importing fabric for making garments meant for export, Mr. Minhas said. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Union Budget: Textile sector expects excise duty revisions

Excise duty on man-made fibres should be reduced to bring it on par...

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at the inauguration of IIGF in New Delhi with textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Ministry to reimburse apparel exporters for state levies

The textile ministry has received a sum of Rs 500 crore from the...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Asahi Kasei to display sustainable fibre at trade shows

Asahi Kasei, specialty Japanese fibre producer, will be displaying...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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