Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / APTMA appeals President, PM to intervene on Turkey issue
APTMA appeals President, PM to intervene on Turkey issue
22
Jan '11
Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Gohar Ejaz has urged President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to seek exemption from safeguard duty on Pakistan cotton fabric under the safeguard measures by the Turkish government.

Turkey has imposed safeguard duty on import of cotton fabric, including denim, grey and processed fabric, from Pakistan, a measure likely to hit adversely $240 million exports from Pakistan.

According to him, Pakistan's overall textile export to Turkey is around $350 million with major chunk of cotton fabric, i.e. 70% of total exports, and the proposed 30 percent safeguard duty would continue for next three years once it is levied by the Turkish government after safeguard investigations.

Gohar said any such restriction on Pakistan exports to Turkey is a negation to the vision presented by the Turkey and Pakistan leadership during the visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul, vowing to harness bilateral trade to the tune of $5 billion by 2015.

Chairman APTMA pointed out that Pakistan is already passing through a crisis like situation due to devastating floods in the country and the terrorism relating cost, resulting into a stalemate exports as against per the potential of the textile industry.

He feared that imposition of safeguard duty on Pakistan cotton fabric from Turkey would add troubles of Pakistan textile industry. It may be added that the fabrics produced by Pakistan and exported to Turkey for manufacturing garments to the Europe is hardly manufactured by the Turkish weaving industry. Therefore, he stressed that export of Pakistan cotton fabric is not likely to cause any injury to the Turkish domestic industry.

Gohar Ejaz expressed the hope that the APTMA viewpoint would reach across the board and both the President Asif Ali Zardari and the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani would intervene the situation immediately and pursue the Turkish leadership on the issue in country's strive for market access.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing 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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search