Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Brazilian textile sector protests against Chinese imports
Brazilian textile sector protests against Chinese imports
25
Oct '13
courtesy: SINDITEXTIL
courtesy: SINDITEXTIL
Employers and unions representing the Brazilian textile industry joined forces and protested against the increase of clothing imports from China which led to a loss of 55,000 jobs in the sector this year, during the Chinese international textile trade fair ‘GO TEX SHOW’ held recently in Sao Paolo.
 
According to a statement issued by Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (ABIT) which organised the protest, the textile and clothing industry entrepreneurs and workers protested at the Chinese fair in Sao Paolo under the banner ‘Grito de Alerta’ for the sake of the domestic textile industry.
 
Fernando Pimentel, executive director of ABIT, said the employers and labor unions of the textile sector in the country want to bring to notice the problems faced by the domestic textile industry due to the imported products from Asia, especially China.
 
Aguinaldo Diniz Filho, ABIT president, said the competitiveness of companies to contend with international firms has long ceased to exist, and besides combating these unfair imports, there is an urgent need for the Brazilian textile industry to be decentralized.
 
Paulo Pereira da Silva, president of Force Association, the largest textile labor union in the country , said the invasion of foreign products is creating an unfair competition amongst textile firms in the country and many have shutdown operations resulting into the loss of thousands of jobs. 
 
According to several textile associations and labor unions in the country, in the recent years there has been an indiscriminate increase of imports of clothing and textiles, mainly from China and this has led to an increase in the number of redundancies caused by closure of many textile and clothing factories in the country, he added.
 
Other associations that joined forces with ABIT included Association of Textile Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (SINDITEXTIL), Union of the Clothing Industry (SINDIVESTUARIO), Union of Textile Industry Specialties of Sao Paolo (SIETEX), and National Confederation of Workers in Textile, Garment, and Leather Sector (CONACCOVEST).
 
As per the study of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), from January to September 2013, there has been a loss of 55,000 jobs in the textile sector of Brazil, due to the shutting down of many factories operating in the sector.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: ITMA 2015

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Italy to host textile machinery fair ITMA in 2023

ITMA, the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform, will...

Courtesy: Connor Group

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Protectionism top threat to textile sourcing: William Connor

Protectionism is the biggest political factor and threat affecting...

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Jun 2018

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged the US Congress...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

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

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

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


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search