Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Malaysian batik industry needs due attention: Minister
Malaysian batik industry needs due attention: Minister
22
Mar '13
There is an urgent need for paying proper attention to the country’s batik industry and formulating a strategic growth plan for it till 2020, Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has said.
 
Mr. Mohamed said he would soon convene a meeting with Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim to discuss the issues afflicting the batik industry at home as well as issues impeding its growth abroad. 
 
He said due attention would be paid to issues like pricing of raw inputs like colours, chemicals and plain white cloth and also to environmental and marketing issues.
 
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with batik producers in Kelantan, Mr. Mohamed said he understands that with an annual turnover of just around RM 160 million, Malaysia’s batik exports are quite negligible, mainly due to fierce competition from other batik manufacturing nations. 
 
Mr. Mohamed said hardly 150 of more than 400 batik producers in Kelantan are actively engaged in the business at present, and if the issues concerning the industry are left unattended, it may lead to a downfall of the country’s batik industry with several producers winding up their businesses.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

EU rules needed to curb textile worker exploitation: MEPs

European Union (EU) rules are needed to oblige textile and clothing...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2017

US retail operating growth to be 1.5-2.5% in 2017: Moody's

The forecast for operating income growth in the US over the next 12...

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 ...

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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



X