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Delegation to Russia, Japan to increase textiles sector trade

Mar '07

An Indian delegation will be on a week's visit to Russia and Japan from April one to explore avenues to increase trade in textiles sector.

The delegation will be led by Union Textile Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela and would discuss various policy initiatives taken by Government of Russia and seek possibilities for Joint Venture to invest on mutual benefit basis, said M S Mathivanan, Chairman Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council.

The delegation would comprise members from PDEXCIL, Apparel Export Promotion Council, Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, Synthetic and Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council.

Discussions will be held to develop skill development strategy and innovation and capitalisation of design in order to increase competitiveness, by the delegation, Mathivanan said.

It would visit the 9th International Trade Exhibition for Decorative Textiles and Window 'DECOTEX' on April 4 at Russia.

The team will also visit major retail shops and malls to understand apparel trends.

The delegation is scheduled to meet officials of Japan External Trade Organisation and Chief Officials of YKK, leading zipper manufacturers.

They would be visiting buyers and buyer associations in fields of textiles and visiting R and D centres in Tokyo.

The visit would help create more opportunities for powerloom sector and improve exports to these countries.

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