Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / APTMA urges govt to create level-playing field with India
APTMA urges govt to create level-playing field with India
30
Jan '14
The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has urged the Government to create a level-playing field before proceeding towards trade normalization with India.
 
A level-playing field should be the hallmark of any trade arrangement between two competing countries, APTMA Punjab chairman SM Tanveer said in a statement.
 
Mr. Tanveer suggested that the Government adopt a cautious approach towards trade liberalization with India, and stressed on the need for evaluating strengths and weaknesses in all sub-sectors of the textile industry before taking such a step.
 
He said Paksitani textiles have so far been unable to make inroads n the Indian market due to various tariff and non-tariff barriers and advised that a competitiveness study of all textile sub-sectors should be carried out, by analyzing all state and central incentives, different schemes, institutional supports and drawbacks in India.
 
The detailed study should identify and compare the various subsidies and supports available to the Indian textile industry vis-à-vis Pakistan, Mr. Tanveer said.
 
It should also include the difference in cost of production, as the textile industry in Punjab is already facing severe power load-shedding.
 
He was of the opinion that the Government should hire international consultants to carry out such a study, prior to liberalization of trade with India.
 
A day earlier, Textile and Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said the trade related talks with neighbouring India are now focused on ‘Non discriminatory market access on reciprocal basis’, instead of the earlier focus on Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Himatsingka Seide incorporates subsidiary in Europe

Himatsingka Seide Ltd, one of the largest producers of home textiles...

Courtesy: Green Initiatives

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Feb 2017

Green Initiatives launches Re:Form to end textile waste

Green Initiatives, a non-government institution, has launched...

Interviews View All

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

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

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, 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
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