Textile Briefs International

1.  BGMEA has identified 51 readymade garment products for export. The manufacturers will focus on 31 products for five years and on the rest 20 products for 10 years to increase the export of these 51 products significantly.

2.  According to BGMEA, a total of 78 new factories registered with BGMEA in 2019, which is a positive indicator for the US$ 34 billion apparel industry.

3.  3Ethiopia is the next front of sourcing in the light of the Coronavirus crisis because Inditex, H&M, Decathlon or Primark are some of the major operators in the sector that have already opted to source from the African country.

4.  Germany has assured Bangladesh of finding ways to safeguard the survival of the latter’s textile industry amid the threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic across the world.

5.  A team of Indian researchers has developed four shades of brown cotton grown through the conventional method by mixing different wild varieties of cotton collected from across the country. They are now working on making it commercially viable using increased yield, strength, and better size.

6.  The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association says it fears that half the garment factories in the country may have to shut down temporarily as soon as March, due to a shortage of raw materials from China.

7.  The National Union of Textiles, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria recently urged the government to create a textiles ministry to address the industry’s woes and revive the sector. A directive for strong patronage for fabrics manufactured by domestic companies was also demanded.

8.  Togo’s President, Faure Gnassingbé, urged cotton farmers to increase their yield to attract textile foreign investors to the country. He said transform our cotton into fibers, fibers to fabrics and use these fabrics to make the clothes we wear.

9.  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, lauded Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

10.  Vietnam expects a lot from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). To take advantage of free trade agreements, Vietnam’s garment and textile sector have to comply with rules of origin.


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