Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Clean human rights record for apparel exports - EU

Clean human rights record for apparel exports - EU

20
Mar '08
Recently, a delegation from European Union visited Sri Lanka and suggested an improvement in its human rights record.

The delegation demanded that Sri Lanka will have to completely comply with implementation of the obligations under international agreement, if it desires to renew trade concessions granted by the EU.

The apparel industry of Sri Lanka is more than confident that the Government would meet all the demands made by EU, since it is very crucial for the country to retain the preferential market access to the region.

The apparel and textile sector of the country fears that if access to EU market is detained, small and medium enterprises which have established factories in suburban areas generating employment will be severely hurt.

However, officials from Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association believe that the industry is already complying with all the norms and that EU will not have any trouble in allowing imports from the country under the GSP system.

Experts opine that the GSP scheme giving duty-free access to EU, has enormously helped in strengthening local industry at a time when the US, which is its biggest market, went in for a recession.

Although Sri Lanka claims its clothing industry as being free of child labor and has been making an effort to be environmentally friendly, preferential access to key markets is on stake owing to concerns over human rights.

The apparel industry which is a key source of employment and foreign exchange earnings for the Sri Lanka, is struggling with rising costs, owing to storming inflation, and stiff competition from lower cost producers. In the wake of such critical situation it is hoped that the country manages to secure its concessions and market access to the EU.


Must ReadView All

Pic: University of York

Textiles | On 30th Nov 2020

UK scientists working to reduce textile industry waste

Scientists at the University of York and the Royal College of Art are ...

Pic: Material Exchange

Textiles | On 30th Nov 2020

Material Exchange raises €5 million for sustainability

Material Exchange has announced the closing of a €5 million funding...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Nov 2020

Gap reports sales of $3.99 bn in Q3 FY20

Gap Inc, a US-based specialty apparel company, has reported its...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

RoSCTL is need of the hour

Prabu Mohanram, Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Karin Ekberg, Leadership & Sustainability

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Mumbai-based Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise, working...

Tolga Ozkurt,

Tolga Ozkurt

Çalik Denim is among the world's top 10 premium denim manufacturers...

N Nithyanandan,

N Nithyanandan

Incorporated in 1999, Purani Textiless Private Limited is one of the...

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Eamonn Tighe, Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Michael Jaenecke, Messe Frankfurt

Michael Jaenecke
Messe Frankfurt

From May 14 to 17, international exhibitors will present the entire...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

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


November 2020

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


Advanced Search