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Ahmed Abdullah

Articles by Ahmed Abdullah

An initiative was launched last year by USAID to help small and medium sized knitted garment manufacturers in Pakistan build their businessesPakistan's new textile policy aims to double exports 16 February 2015

Pakistan’s second Textile Policy aims to double the country’s textile and clothing exports to US$26bn in the next five years as it seeks to reap full benefits of the EU GSP+ scheme.

PAKISTAN: Chinese firms eye textile and garment investments 27 January 2014

Following Pakistan's accession to the EU's GSP+ scheme, Chinese firms are eyeing the country as a competitive destination for foreign investment in the textile and garment sectors.

PAKISTAN: Textile and clothing exports up 8% in H1 23 January 2014

Pakistan's textile and clothing exports grew 8% to US$6.9bn in the first half of the current fiscal year, helped by improved availability of yarns and fabrics for domestic garment makers.

PAKISTAN: Textile producers upbeat for 2014 21 January 2014

Textile producers in Pakistan are upbeat about the year ahead, with opportunities seen to include market access under the European Union's GSP+ trade scheme, the changing dynamics of the Chinese textile industry, labour unrest and higher wages in Bangladesh, and the local availability of cheaper fibres, especially cotton.

PAKISTAN: Garment exports caught in container carrier strike 22 November 2013

Thousands of garment export consignments remain stranded at Karachi Port and across Pakistan after an 11-day strike by transport workers, which ended on Monday.

PAKISTAN: Eyes export boost through social accountability 3 September 2013

A strategy that could contribute to targets to double Pakistan's textile and clothing exports over the next three years by making the industry socially accountable has been unveiled.

PAKISTAN: Garment zone to be set up with Chinese firms 2 September 2013

Chinese investors are to set up woven and knitted garment factories in Punjab, Pakistan's largest textile-producing province, following an agreement signed with the China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC).

US: Walt Disney Company to phase out Pakistan sourcing 28 August 2013

The Walt Disney Company (WDC) is to phase out the sourcing of Disney-branded products from Bangladesh, Belarus, Ecuador, Pakistan and Venezuela over concerns the countries no longer meet its guidelines on working conditions.

PAKISTAN: To remove anti-dumping duty on China PSF 14 August 2013

Pakistan's National Tariff Commission (NTC) has decided to remove anti-dumping duty on imports of polyester staple fibre (PSF) from China after a four-month evaluation.

PAKISTAN: Garment containers caught up in port delays 8 August 2013

Over 250 export-bound garment containers are stuck at Pakistan's Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) after problems with security scanning facilities led to a backlog.

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