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GST finally brings some sigh of relief to Indian garment industry

After observing strikes and protests all over the country for almost 15 days after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), there’s some good news for the apparel industry. The GST rollout has resulted in the removal of check posts across 22 states. The move will result in improving the entire logistics system at the ground level in the coming days. Explaining how the removal of check posts will help the Indian garment industry, […]

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Indian Govt. restores old rates for ROSL scheme

The Government of India has decided to continue ROSL (Rebate of State Levies) scheme at old rates for the next three months (till 30th September 2017). The move comes after the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)’s request for restoration of the previous rates of ROSL at 3.9 per cent in reaction to the announcement made by the Ministry of Textiles, through a notification issued on 27th June 2017, which had notified the interim ROSL scheme […]

July 14, 2017

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AEPC launches ‘Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), India’s official body of garment exporters, has recently launched the Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme. The program aims to make the Indian garment industry ‘sustainable’ and eco-friendly through guidelines to deploy sustainable production processes. The launch ceremony of the AISA programme was organised at New Delhi on July 12. Apparel companies like Shahi Exports, Global Mode & Accessories Private Limited and Marks & Spencer also attended the launch […]

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AEPC, NSDL join hands to make exporters GST-compliant

India’s AEPC and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) have joined hands to provide end-to-end handholding on GST compliances related to online filing of returns. Under this institutional arrangements, AEPC will be providing training and a GSTN aligned platform for online filing of returns and all other services related to GST compliance. A helpdesk has been established to answer the queries of exporters on the functionalities related to GST. NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Governance) has […]

June 27, 2017

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MoT expects robust growth in textile and apparel exports to Japan

Ministry of Textiles (MoT) is expecting a strong and healthy growth in textile and apparel exports to Japan in the next few years and efforts for the same are also being made with the help of Japanese experts. A senior minister of the Textile Ministry said the efforts that both the countries are making shall reap positive results for Indian exporters doing business with Japan. Out of India’s total textile and apparel exports of nearly […]

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ROSL driving growth in Indian garment industry: AEPC

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the apex council for the apparel exporters in India, recently conducted a survey to find out the reasons behind exceptional export growth of 31.7 per cent in April, 2017. In its study, AEPC figured out that Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) scheme has hugely impacted the industry in a positive way. The industry seems quite positive and is expecting a constant increase in exports over the period of three years. […]

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Views of industry bodies on the issue of sustainability

Apparel Online asked various industry bodies about their achievements, future planning and challenges. Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) during 2011-12 had initiated a social sustainability programme comprising detailed guidance documents and on-site capacity building of participating units. Now it will soon be coming out with its sustainability programme, whereby toolkits and guidance documents will be shared with the industry for identifying resource uses, monitoring and documenting resource management, with the aim to optimize resource use […]

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ROSL Effect: Apparel exports up 31.7%

Indian apparel exports industry noted a surge of 31.7 per cent in April this year post the implementation of Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) Scheme, which was announced in July 2016. Also, the exporters have increased their production by around 30 per cent and generated approximately five per cent more employment. Ashok G Rajani, Chairman, AEPC said, “The big jump in apparel exports is the result of recently implemented incentive called Rebate of State Levies on […]

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India’s AEPC partners with ILO to promote good practices in garment industry

India’s Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) in association with the International Labor Organization (ILO) has framed a manual for Indian apparel exporters. The idea behind this is to foster a better understanding of potential good practices in the apparel supply chain. The AEPC developed a user-friendly good practices manual for small, medium and large firms after considering feasibility of bringing these norms in Indian units. Current practices in apparel factories in clusters like Tirupur, Jaipur, […]

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ATDC aims to open ‘Regional Training Hub’ in Gujarat, India

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), one of the largest quality vocational training providers for the garment industry in India, is exploring opportunities in Gujarat to set-up a new Regional Training Hub there with a specific end-goal to fulfil the steadily expanding requirement of skilled youth in the speedily developing textile-related sectors. The Centre plans to set-up “India International Skill Centre” with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), ATDC-SMART centres, and Apparel Design Centre with focus on “Innovative Designs”, in major textile and apparel clusters of […]

May 30, 2017

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AEPC to organize ‘GST training programmes’ across India

As Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable from 1st July, 2017, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the official body of apparel exporters in India, has planned to organize a one-day GST training programme at nine different locations across India. The Council will roll out the first programme at its head office on 31st May 2017 in Gurgaon. The participation will be on first come-first serve basis. With no participation fee, the motive of […]

May 30, 2017

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GST rates for textile industry deferred till 3 June

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council – on its concluding day of meeting – has not decided the tax regime for the textiles industry. The rate announcement has been deferred till June 3 as the Council found complexities within the entire textiles value chain. In addition, postponing final decision is also due to the industry’s anticipation of a fibre neutral taxation across the chain. According to the textile industry representatives, different rates for different parts of […]

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India expects robust growth in textile & apparel export to Japan

Indian Ministry of Textiles (MoT) is expecting robust growth in textile and apparel export to Japan in next few years. A senior Minister of the Ministry said the efforts that both the countries are making, shall reap positive results for Indian exports to Japan. Out of India’s total textile and apparel export of nearly US $ 40 billion, only US $ 0.5 billion (or less) goes to Japan, which imports nearly US $ 35 billion […]

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Urja 2017: ATDC decides next course of action

Urja 2017-Regional Managers’ Meet of India’s Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) – largest quality vocational training provider in the garment industry of the country, has not only sets its eye on the new financial years’ skilling targets but also attempted to chart a new roadmap for taking up fresh projects and programmes under various skill ministries of State Governments. The two-day intensive meet was held at the ATDC National Headquarter in Gurgaon, Haryana recently. […]

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5 strong opinions of Indian apparel exporters on Textiles India 2017

Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and other Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) of the textile industry of India are doing their best to make the upcoming mega textile event ‘Textiles India 2017’ along with Textile India Conclave in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from June 30 to July 2, 2017, a successful affair. Even Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary, MoT along with three other senior officials of the textile industry went to China for a roadshow […]

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