Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India seeks greater access to Korean textile market
India seeks greater access to Korean textile market
21
Aug '13
Textiles and garments is among the three sectors for which India has sought greater access in the South Korean market.
 
At a bilateral meeting between India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma and his Korean counterpart Mr. Yoon Sang-jick on the sidelines of Asean Ministerial meeting in Brunei, Mr. Sharma pointed out the widening trade deficit for India.
 
Realizing the need for more balance in the bilateral trade, the Korean Minister agreed to consider providing better market access to Indian products.
 
Mr. Sharma identified textiles and garments, information technology and generic medicine as the three sectors in which India needs greater access to the Korean market.
 
“A balanced trade is conducive to long term, sustainable and harmonious development of our economic cooperation” said Mr. Sharma, according to a statement from the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
 
Mr. Sharma appreciated the 70 percent growth in the first two years of implementation of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Korea.
 
He informed the Korean Minister about the 12 National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) coming up in India as part of the National Manufacturing Policy which aims to increase the share of manufacturing in GDP from the current 16 percent to 26 percent, and elaborated on the huge opportunities available for the Korean companies to invest in infrastructure development in India. 
 
In January-June 2013, India’s import from Korea stood at US$ 6.34 billion, while exports were US$ 1.77 billion in the same period.
 
In 2012, India’s exports from Korea stood at US$ 4.14 billion, while imports were US$ 13.50 billion.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

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

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search