Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Ugandan cotton exports set to increase: Minister
Ugandan cotton exports set to increase: Minister
23
Apr '14
The exports of cotton from Uganda are set to rise once the recommendations made by trade ministers at the ninth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Bali last year, are implemented, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde, has said, New Vision reported.
 
Addressing a meeting in Kampala city, the Minister said one of the recommendations of the trade ministers at the WTO conference was to improve market access for cotton products from least developed countries (LDCs), and also provide development assistance for cotton production in those countries.
 
Ms. Kyambadde said the ministers at the conference agreed that the cotton sector in Uganda would be supported, if possible, with a fund to improve the production capacity and quality control, so that the country can gain a guaranteed market.
 
Since Uganda is the chair for the WTO’s LDC Group this year, it would be made sure that the agreed clause on cotton from LDCs is implemented and Uganda can earn more from cotton exports, the Minister said.
 
At the Bali meeting, member countries also agreed on removing all barriers to duty and quota free import of cotton from LDCs like Uganda.
 
Uganda was a leading exporter of quality cotton until a few years ago, but its exports have dropped in recent years. In 2013, the country’s earnings from cotton exports fell by 58.6 percent to US$ 31.42 million, compared to earnings of $76 million in the previous year.
 
One of the reasons for lower production capacity as well as poor quality of Ugandan cotton is that the crop is mainly grown in areas that are not easily accessible. 
 
Only five percent of the cotton grown in Uganda is utilized domestically, and the rest of it is exported, mainly in the raw form.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Raymond

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jun 2017

Raymond plans to invest Rs 1,400 crore in Amravati plant

Raymond, Indian textiles and apparel major, has decided to invest Rs...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

GST and textiles industry: Analysis and opinion

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is at long last all set to be rolled ...

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

India probing dumping of polyester yarn by China

Indian government is probing anti-dumping allegations against a...

Interviews View All

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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:
July 2017

July 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