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 Feb 2017

NAFTA renegotiation puts Mexico-US jeans trade at risk

The almost imminent renegotiation of the North America Free Trade...

Rick Helfenbein (left), president and CEO of AAFA, with Juan Estrada, chief of party, Hub; Courtesy: Hub

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

AAFA inks agreement for best manufacturing in East Africa

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a ...

Mango vice-chairman and member of the board of directors Daniel Lopez (L) with Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra & Jabong. Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

Mango awards distribution & management rights to Myntra

Mango, the Spanish fast fashion brand, has awarded its master...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

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

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

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

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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
February 2017

February 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