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Ahmed Abdullah

Articles by Ahmed Abdullah

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.


PAKISTAN: Solution to tackle textile energy supply crisis 2 August 2013

Utility companies in Pakistan have come up with what they believe is a solution to the energy supply problems hurting Pakistan's textile industry, with a combination of electricity and gas ensuring continuous power.


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