Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / US, Pakistan discuss labour standards in textile industry
US, Pakistan discuss labour standards in textile industry
17
May '14
Mr. Afridi (left) with Ms. McFee (centre)
Mr. Afridi (left) with Ms. McFee (centre)
Implementation of international labour standards in Pakistan, especially in the textile industry, was discussed in detail when US Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs Susan McFee called on Pakistan’s Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi.
 
The US Deputy Counselor said Pakistan is not the only country that is adversely affected by the labour standards certification, according to a statement from the Ministry of Textile Industry.
 
Ms. McFee suggested that Pakistan should immediately come up with a comprehensive strategy on labour standards in order to meet the International Labour Organization (ILO) requirements.
 
Mr. Afridi stated that his Ministry is already in consultation with the Ministries of Commerce and Finance on framing a policy regarding labour standards. He added that the Government would soon finalize a comprehensive labour policy in collaboration with the provincial governments.
 
During the meeting, the Minister also raised the issue of ban by the US-based firm Walt Disney on textile imports from Pakistan and expressed hope that the company would provide some waiver, as Pakistan is working diligently on labour issues. He added that in the upcoming textile policy special emphasis would be laid on the implementation of labour standards in the textile industry.
 
The US Deputy Counselor mentioned that Pakistani textiles are preferred by the American companies and added that the US would support the measures by the Government of Pakistan towards compliance with ILO standards.
 
In the first three quarters of Pakistani fiscal year 2013-14 that began on July 1, the exports of textiles and apparel increased by 7.99 percent year-on-year to US$ 10.384 billion, with the US, the UK, China, Germany and Bangladesh being the top five destinations.
 
During last fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2013, textile and clothing exports from Pakistan grew by 5.9 percent to $13.06 billion from $12.34 billion in 2011-12.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Continue existing Duty Drawback, ROSL scheme post GST: TEA

Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has made requisitions to...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Deckers Brands starts review of strategic alternatives

Deckers Brands, a global leader in designing, marketing and...

Courtesy: AAFA

Fashion | On 28th Apr 2017

Andrew Rosen, Stuart Vevers among AAFA awardees

Andrew Rosen, founder and CEO of Theory, Stuart Vevers of Coach, Nick ...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

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

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Bani Batra

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

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