Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Euratex, JTF welcome EU-Japan agreement on EPA
Euratex, JTF welcome EU-Japan agreement on EPA
18
Jul '17
Euratex president Klaus Huneke (centre) flanked by JTF president Masanao Kambara (2nd right) and others; Courtesy: Euratex/JTF
Euratex president Klaus Huneke (centre) flanked by JTF president Masanao Kambara (2nd right) and others; Courtesy: Euratex/JTF
The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the Japan Textile Federation (JTF) have welcomed the announcement made earlier this month by the EU and Japan about the political agreement on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the two partners. They have urged for an early implementation of the EPA.

The EU and Japan textile and clothing industries met in Brussels recently to exchange views about their respective industries’ status, their relationships and the political conclusions of the EPA between Japan and Europe. During that meeting, both Euratex and JTF reiterated their support to the agreement reached that should increase the opportunities for their companies to grab market openings with their innovations.

Wholeheartedly welcoming the political agreement on EPA, both associations urged their respective authorities to implement as soon as possible the agreement for the benefit of their companies.

“Since the start of the discussions, the EU and Japanese textile and clothing industries worked together on tariffs and rules to ensure that the negotiators deliver the right framework for our products. Though we still need to see the details of the text of the agreement, we are confident that such ambitious and industry driven deal will allow our companies to reap rapidly the benefits of this agreement,” said Euratex president Klaus Huneke.

Indeed, both industries did issue two joint statements in support of those negotiations (November 2013 and November 2016) providing suggestions of possible area of agreement for their products both for tariffs and rules of origin. Both industries are greeting their authorities for having taken duly into account their proposals made during the negotiations to reach an agreement that should foster the textile and clothing bilateral relations.

JTF president Masanao Kambara concluded that “The immediate abolishment of customs duties with full reciprocity and no exceptions as well as the rules of origin prone to promote industrial relations should be concluded and put into effect as soon as possible in order to allow this future-oriented agreement to deliver the expected benefits to our companies.” (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jul 2018

Turkey aims to export apparel worth $25 bn in 5 years

Turkey aims to increase its apparel exports by 50 per cent in 2018...

Kathmandu urges Dhaka to lift ban on yarn import

Textiles | On 23rd Jul 2018

Kathmandu urges Dhaka to lift ban on yarn import

Landlocked Nepal has urged Bangladesh to withdraw its restriction on...

BPPL opens Sri Lanka's first ever polyester yarn factory

Textiles | On 23rd Jul 2018

BPPL opens Sri Lanka's first ever polyester yarn factory

Eco Spindles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPPL Holdings Ltd (BPPL),...

Interviews View All

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

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

Leave your Comments


July 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search