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Raghavendra Verma

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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.

Infrastructure investments are seen as critical by India's apparel exportersSpotlight on...Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes 18 July 2014

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government while welcoming foreign buyers at the 53rd India International Garment Fair, held in New Delhi this week.

INDIA: Textile units face closure over water pollution concerns 19 May 2014

More than 600 dyeing and printing units in the small Indian town of Pali, in Rajasthan state, face closure over water pollution concerns.

India needs to take steps to extend last year’s clothing export growthIndia needs to take steps to grow clothing exports 14 May 2014

A 15% year-on-year growth in the value of exports of Indian apparel in the financial year ending March 2014 has been helped by diversification into new markets and stricter compliance standards by Indian factories, just-style has been told.

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