Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / CBI & IAF sign MoU to improve apparel value chain
CBI & IAF sign MoU to improve apparel value chain
28
Mar '14
CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The goal of this MoU is to intensify collaboration between the two organisations in improving the apparel value chain in developing countries.
 
The MoU commits CBI and the IAF to share contacts, to involve each other in trade missions and to work together in projects which involve sourcing, value chain development, capacity building and CSR.
 
A mutual goal
The MoU was prepared by CBI expert Dhyana van der Pols and signed by CBI Programme Managers Tamar Hoek and Melanie van der Baaren-Haga and IAF Deputy Secretary General Matthijs Crietee. “We share a mutual goal, which is to improve the apparel value chain. In this agreement we have listed practical ways in which we can support each other in achieving this goal”, said Crietee.  
 
Market research
Cooperation in the field of market intelligence is also part of the MoU. CBI’s market intelligence department will offer its research studies to IAF members and the two parties will look for ways to cooperate in new research on trends in the apparel sector, industry developments, sourcing and supply chain management.  
 
Tamar Hoek: “The IAF offers us a new platform to share our knowledge with business support organisations. By cooperating in the production and dissemination of market intelligence studies we will truly integrate with the worldwide apparel industry.”
 
More than 60 countries
The International Apparel Federation represents the interests of the global fashion chain. The federation has members in more than 60 countries in all continents. These include brands and manufacturers, their associations and their specialised suppliers.
 
CBI is an agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. CBI’s mission is to contribute to sustainable economic development in developing countries through the expansion of exports from these countries.
 
The MoU is valid for two years and can be extended with another three years.
 

IAF


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2017

AAFA urges negotiators to preserve TPLs in NAFTA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), an alliance of...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

SIMA urges Centre to re-look duty drawback rates

he Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has appealed to the...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

PKR 690.65-mn budget for Pakistan Cotton Committee

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) recently approved a PKR...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

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

September 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search