Taking advantage of the latest government 'liberalisation,' Levi Strauss India is to set up its own large-scale manufacturing plants for Dockers, Levi's and Slates branded apparel. Until now, all its garments have been either imported or outsourced to small-scale manufacturers in Madras. But with the recent introduction of an excise duty payable by all manufacturers of garments with a registered trademark, there is now no taxation or procedural advantage to sourcing apparel from these smaller manufacturers.