Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistan seeks Indian support to avail EU concessions
Pakistan seeks Indian support to avail EU concessions
14
Mar '11
The National Assembly Committee on Commerce has been recently told that, at the Foreign Secretaries level talks to take place on March 21, Pakistan would seek India's support to gain EU concession for 75 textile items.

Following the massive floods in Pakistan during last year, the EU offered unilateral concessions to Pakistan in respect of certain items, but still this proposal requires the EU parliament and World Trade Organization's (WTO)'s sanction.

The Committee has been informed by Secretary Commerce Zafar Mahmod that, the Pakistani government has strongly raised its case before every forum, and even the foreign Minister and the Prime Minister have forwarded letters to other countries seeking their help in the matter.

The EU has formulated a scheme under which the qualifying least developed countries (LDCs) may avail the EU concessions, but this is subject to the approval of the United Nations Organization, which grants such sanction only after assessing the status of a country as LDC.

It was also clarified that, as the population in India, China and Pakistan is above 50 million, these countries do not comply the statutory requirements laid down under the LDC scheme and hence do not qualify for the benefit.

Even prior to the 2010 floods, Pakistan did attempt to gain these preferential benefits from the EU, but none of its efforts materialized then.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2018

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

India is mulling over alternative schemes for jobs and manufacturing...

Courtesy: HueTrap

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2018

Making sustainability affordable is a big challenge

In a lot of instances, being sustainable comes with an additional...

Courtesy: Formosa Petrochemical Corporation

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

Formosa to set up petrochemical plant in Louisiana

Formosa Petrochemical Corporation has selected St. James Parish in...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth 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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search