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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

$3bn worth of additional exports could be generated in India's apparel, leather and footwear sectorsIndia apparel sector assured of Government support 6 February 2017

India's textile and apparel industry is banking on informal assurances of increased central government support, after it was largely ignored in this month's formal announcement of the national budget.


The Indian government decided almost without warning to phase out 500 and 1000 rupee notes to counter terrorism and the black market economyIndia cash demonetisation hits clothing sector hard 9 December 2016

India's domestic clothing industry has suffered a drastic slump in demand and production following the central government's sudden decision last month to withdraw high denomination currency notes accounting for around 86% of the total cash in the economy.


New Indian labour reforms that will enable factories to take on temporary workers for core clothing workIndia sets out long-overdue clothing sector labour reform 27 June 2016

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 10m jobs and boost exports by $30bn over three years.


India apparel firms upset at 2% excise duty 2 March 2016

Branded garments in India are set to become more expensive following a decision by the central government to impose a 2% excise duty on clothing and textile retail items costing more than INR1,000 (US$14.74).


Pakistan accounted for 70.1% of the EU's imports under the GSP+ scheme in 2014Supplier countries keen to use or improve EU GSP+ status 18 February 2016

Special trade access to developed countries is always a boon to emerging market suppliers, and the European Union's (EU) GSP+ system is especially sought after and – according to a recent European Commission report – widely utilised.


893 Rajasthan fabric printers to close for pollution 1 June 2015

Environmental authorities in the Indian state of Rajasthan are in the final stages of closing 893 fabric dyeing units in Sanganer, near the state capital Jaipur.


Closer economic relations between China and India may spur more joint venturesReliance-Shandong Ruyi alliance may inspire other deals 22 December 2014

The newly announced textile joint venture between India's Reliance Industries and China's Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group could inspire many more such deals, shifting textile and clothing production bases from China to India, experts have told just-style.


Indian Govt textile mill policy draws criticism 17 December 2014

A former chief official at the Indian Textiles Ministry has attacked government plans to prolong the life of loss-making state-owned textile mills.


Steep fall in India cotton prices benefits textile sector 4 December 2014

Cotton prices in India have crashed because of higher production and falling export demand, which is benefiting the country's domestic textile industry.


Fibres and fabrics: Cutting costs in fibre supply 3 November 2014

Apparel and textile companies looking keep down costs in fibre and fabric sourcing and production, at the same time as ensuring supplies keep flowing, are turning to a number of different strategies.


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