Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / ACTU urges govt to scrap SPARTECA extension to Fiji

ACTU urges govt to scrap SPARTECA extension to Fiji

16
Jan '12
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has demanded that the Government terminate the recent renewal of the South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement (SPARTECA) Textile, Clothing and Footwear Provisions Scheme.

The scheme facilitates duty-free access of some specific textile, apparel and footwear items produced in Forum Island nations, including Fiji, to New Zealand and Australian markets, even if these nations do not satisfy all the requirements of SPARTECA under specific circumstances.

This would especially benefit the Fijian garment industry as Fiji made garments would get access to the Australian market.

ACTU President Ged Kearney said Fiji has replaced the Public Emergency Regulations with new laws and this has turned Fiji into a police state. She said the Government of Australia should scrap the recent SPARTECA extension to increase pressure on the military regime in Suva.

She said the new laws would make it difficult for Fiji trade unions to cooperate with their foreign counterparts.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

US surpasses China as India's biggest trading partner

The United States has surpassed China to become India's top trading...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

Coronavirus may shift buyers to Turkey, fuel cotton growth

The coronavirus outbreak will cause a possible shrinking of China's...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2020

Tough for Vietnamese firms to follow EVFTA rules of origin

Though Vietnamese textile and garment firms are aware of the...

Interviews View All

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid, UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Rajiv Sirohi, Shara

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Defining MSMEs on the basis of turnover makes it simpler to do business

Deepak Mundra,

Deepak Mundra

Surat-based Madhusudan Group is a vertically integrated textile...

Tom Adeyoola,

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Awanda Booth,

Awanda Booth

Held every year in New York City, Surtex is a global business-to-business...

Mark Brill, Birmingham City University (BCU)

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions &amp; Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Prathyusha Garimella, Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

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


February 2020

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


Advanced Search