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Promote textile tourism between India, Bangladesh: Irani
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Jan '17
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani has called for promoting textiles tourism between India and Bangladesh and modernising infrastructures at the borders of the two countries to encourage border haats. She also emphasised on the need to promote business cooperation in jute and fabric segments to increase trade between the neighbouring nations.

Irani also addressed the issue of the imposition of anti-dumping duty on jute imports from Bangladesh while speaking at the Indo-Bangladesh Multi Sectoral Cooperation International Conference, according to media reports. She said that commodity dumping has affected Indian farmers’, lower income workers as well as the entire Indian jute industry.

She suggested that Bangladeshi leaders in jute diversification can work with the Indian jute companies to explore the global market.

The minister also said that the firms from both countries can work together in the fabric sector and jointly address the issues of standards and non-tariff barriers. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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