Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pak Senate body urges duty on cotton imports from India
Pak Senate body urges duty on cotton imports from India
16
Jun '16
Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Wednesday recommended the imposition of Regulatory Duty (RD) on the import of cotton bales from India. The committee, which met under the chairmanship of Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, observed that import of cotton lint from India via Wagha border despite sufficient stock in the country would adversely affect cotton growers.

The committee urged the Finance Ministry to direct Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) to impose RD on import of cotton from India, Pakistani newspapers have reported. A senior official of Ministry of Commerce informed the committee that presently approximately 400,000 cotton bales are available in the country.

Shah said that arrival of new cotton crop in the market has already started therefore import of cotton from India will substantially add to the existing cotton stock. Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah informed the committee that Pakistan is importing extra long staple cotton from the US and some other countries and wondered why the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) is urging for import of cotton from India.

He said Pakistan's cotton acreage has declined by 12.7 per cent but in Punjab the acreage was 14 per cent short of the target. He claimed that the APTMA's imports through land routes caused a loss of Rs 22 billion to Pakistani farmers last year.

The APTMA also came under fire from Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan who said that the Association was instrumental in shifting the subject of cotton to the Ministry of Textile, which is not capable of handling the issues of agriculture and growers.

Bosan said the APTMA was importing cotton from India claiming that it was extra-long staple, but that kind of cotton is not grown by India and only the US and African countries grow that variety.

Pakistan began importing cotton from India earlier this year after rains and pests destroyed much of its crop. (SH)

 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

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