Textile Briefs International

1.  According to the latest Chinese Customs Statistics from January to August 2019, among the top 10 garment exporters in China, American brands such as Nike and Gap have maintained sustainable growth.

2.  Chinese textile manufacturing giant, Wuxi No. 1 Cotton Textile PLC, has inaugurated its Ethiopia branch, with an ambition to export much of its products to the international market.

3.  Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, will organize Punto Italia, a service center at the next Irantex, the main Iranian textiles and textile machinery trade show, to be held in Tehran, from 9-12 December 2019.

4.  The government is facilitating a plan to establish Malaysia’s first textile manufacturing hub as part of an effort to revitalize the industry. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking said the proposal for the hub is currently being drafted by a team from the Ministry, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) and the recently launched Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles, and Apparels (FMFTA).

5.  The Indian textile industry can become a US$ 300 billion industry by 2030 and create an additional 35 million jobs, said CII Tamil Nadu State Council Vice-Chairman Hari Thiagarajan.

6.  The final rulings earlier by the United States Department of Commerce that China and India have been dumping certain textiles on the U.S. market were welcomed by most Taiwanese textile exporters as a chance to compete in a fair market.

7.  South Africa’s biggest clothing retailers have promised to purchase an additional 85 million units in locally manufactured clothes, shoes, and leather goods over the next few years in an attempt to boost the local textile industry.

8.  Vietnam's textile and garment industry was likely to reach its target of US$40 billion in export turnover this year despite facing difficulties in some markets. The statement was made by Cao Hữu Hiếu, Managing Director of the Vietnam National Garment and Textile Group (Vinatex) after the industry reported export earnings of US$ 29.3 billion in the first nine months of the year.

9.  Already one of the most prominent textile and clothing producers, Turkey is now raising its sight for a higher rise in exports, setting their eye on the U.S. market. Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, Hadi Karasu, the head of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association (TGSD), said that clients from the United States have again started to show interest in Turkey’s clothing industry.


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