Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bangla ban leaves Pakistani jute industry high and dry
Bangla ban leaves Pakistani jute industry high and dry
09
Dec '15
Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) has claimed that the country's jute industry is on the verge of collapse following Bangladesh's decision to extend a ban on jute export.

The PJMA had long been appealing to the government to facilitate the shipment of consignments that had already been paid for and were at the ports, ready to be shipped, Pakistani newspapers have reported.

Earlier this month, Bangladesh extended its ban on the exports of all sorts of raw jute until further notice. Bangladesh had first imposed the ban for one month starting November 3, 2015.

“PJMA terms the matter very serious since Pakistan, being one of the biggest importers of Bangladesh jute, fulfills all the raw material requirements of its jute industry from Bangladeshi imports,” stated PJMA.

With the industry already collapsing, any barrier in the way of jute supply would mean a halt to production of jute products and result in joblessness for thousands of labourers.

The PJMA has once again appealed to the Pakistani Government to intervene on emergency basis to resolve the, otherwise all the jute mills will close down within a month.

The association said all stakeholders including provincial food departments and Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (Passco) would face difficulties due to non-availability of jute sacks.

“Crops especially wheat, rice and potatoes are likely to be wasted if there are no jute sacks,” said the association.

PJMA appealed to the government of Bangladesh to reconsider its decision in the best interest of the business communities of both countries.

“Bangladesh, as a sovereign state, can take any decision pertaining to its exports and imports, but it should certainly honour commitments and contracts signed by their exporters,” said the association. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Gildan to make some American Apparel products outside US

Gildan Activewear, which recently acquired US fashion brand American...

Courtesy: Kolon Sport

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Kolon Sport to set up JV with ANTA for Chinese market

Kolon Sport, an outdoor gear and clothing brand of Korea based Kolon...

Designer Karishma Jumani with Niraj Jawanjal, founder and director of IIFW. Courtesy: IIFW

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2017

IIFW to bring together premium lingerie brands

India Intimate fashion Week (IIFW), dedicated to showcasing the...

Interviews View All

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

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

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

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