Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Union condemns lifting of ban on textile importation
Union condemns lifting of ban on textile importation
08
Dec '10
The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has strongly condemned the Federal Government's decision of allowing imported textiles and other foreign items into the country by lifting the ban on their importation.

The NUTGTWN, in a recently released statement, has stated that the move would prove disastrous for the domestic firms.

While considering this move of lifting the ban on importation of foreign items including textiles, toothpicks, furniture and cassava items, and extending the time limit of imported second-hand vehicles from eight to 15 years, to be erroneous, the union said that it would rather prove disastrous for the nation which is trying hard to find a place amongst the top 20 industrialized nations of the world.

The government's decision is a total policy turn-over from its drive of developing the non-oil sector and the manufacturing sub-sector, in particular. The union stated that, the ban on importation of textile products was imposed in view of the fact that, large scale importation of these products would destabilize the domestic manufacturing industries.

Also, the domestic investors, who already were functioning under high pressure, had smugglers to deal with.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

PVH Corp Q1 2017 revenue rises 4%

The first quarter revenue of fiscal 2017 at apparel marketer PVH Corp ...

Courtesy: Levi Strauss & Co

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

LS&Co. to fund water saving solutions

LS&Co. will fund to the tune of more than $350,000 the solutions...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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:
May 2017

May 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