India needs to focus on FTAs
India's largest textile entrepreneurs association from Tamil Nadu, the Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) was founded some three years back by like-minded textile entrepreneurs with a combined annual turnover of over ?40,000 crore. ITF is India's fastest growing textile entrepreneurs association representing the entire textile manufacturing value chain from this southern state. It aspires to establish the Indian textiles industry in the global arena and gain world class status. ITF secretary Prabhu Damodaran talks to Fibre2Fashion on a host of issues that plague the textile industry.
The new textiles policy is very much on the anvil as announced a couple of weeks back. What were your suggestions as a key stakeholder?
Industry believes that a big window of opportunity has once again come India's way. What steps is the ITF taking to ensure that opportunities frittered away in the post-Quota phase are not lost out on again?
It would be great if ITF could rally all the state governments and work out a textiles policy in sync with the Union policy, keeping in mind the unique requirements of each state. Your thoughts on this, and an action plan if you could suggest to take this forward.
It is a volatile world we are living in. How is Brexit, Trump's call for 'Make in America' etc affecting exports?
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