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AEPC pitches for Apparel Mart in Kolkata
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Jul '09
The apex body for apparel export promotion in India, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is pitching for an Apparel International Mart (AIM) in Kolkatta, similar to that which is in Gurgaon. It is expected that the proposed AIM in Kolkatta will enhance apparel exports from the eastern region.

This 'Mart' is a substantial platform for buyers and sellers to meet as well as an opportunity for apparel producers-cum-exporters to showcase their products. However, AEPC, this time is not interested in taking the complete responsibility of setting up an AIM in Kolkata.

AEPC wants the State Export Promotion Board (West Bengal) to take the responsibility for setting up a business promotion mart in Kolkata with its support, said Regional Director AEPC, Mr. Ranjan Dasgupta.

AIM should be established in Kolkata in such a manner that it can prove to be an apparel export promotion hub for the entire eastern region and should be convenient for the visitors to visit, to experience and to compare various alternatives before awaiting contracts and striking alliances with apparel manufacturers, said Mr. Dasgupta.

A world class AIM has been set up in Gurgaon by AEPC, which houses nearly 400 showrooms, and which caters to buying houses, apparel importers, fashion labels, designers, large format retail manufacturers & distributors, fabric producers and general buyers, across the globe.

Garment exports from the country which remained unaffected from the global recession till December 2008, began to feel the heat since January 2009. In the fiscal year 2008-09, garment export from India saw an increase of 9 percent to $10.13 billion, due to old pending orders in hand.

But when orders from US started falling down, these exports slipped by 10.6 percent to $0.15 billion in April-May 2009.
To attract the foreign buyers particularly from the neighboring countries, the West Bengal Garment Manufacturers & Dealers Associations organized a three-day buyer-seller meet on July 2.

Nearly about 40 producers, had taken part into this meet, and who showcased around 100 leading brands of menswear, women wear and kids wear. This is the 35th meet that has been organized by the association.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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