Global news roundup
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
- The US, EU, Japan and Turkey are encouraging India to remove its 'undue' export subsidies to the textile industry. However, New Dehli wants further talks to temper the phase out. DK Nair, secretary general of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industries said the government needs to carefully negotiate which subsidies are removed. India has until 2015 to remove the subsidies. THE ECONOMIC TIMES
- The Bangladesh government plans to fund training for 1,440 garment workers. The training will focus on factory environment, including security, cleanliness as well as learning about the operation of sweater, woven and knitting machines. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association are among some of the organisations that will train the workers. THE DAILY STAR
- In Vietnam, textile and apparel export orders fell by 10-15% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. The reduction in was because of the difficult economic climate in the export markets as well as increasing demand for better quality and eco-friendly products in the EU, US and Japan, according to the Vietnamese Trade Promotion Department. In addition, the industry planned to look at Australia and Russia for new markets. VIET NAM NEWS
- An Indian textile working group, created by the Planning Commission has put forward a plan to provide 40% credit-linked capital subsidy for automatic powerlooms and warping machines in the Northeast. This aims to develop small-scale textile units in the region. At a meeting held by the Mizoram government in Aizawl, recommendations of a separate policy were raised to promote and develop the textile and garment sectors in the Northeast. THE TELEGRAPH INDIA
- Textile exporters in Pakistan are proposing steps to avoid delay in cargo inspection at seaports by the country's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) because they are missing their shipments. Exporters want the time of their consignments entering the seaports reduced to 24 hours for loading, instead of 72 hours. Terminal operators should clear the consignments within six hours to make them ready for loading ships, according to textile sector representatives. PAKISTAN OBSERVER
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