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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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These factors are affecting apparel industry in India

‘Overvalued rupee’ combined with ‘higher input costs’ due to ‘rise in cotton prices’ has hit apparel industry – recognized as the largest employment generator after agriculture in India. The sector offers direct or indirect employment to 10.5 crore persons who includes marginalized, unskilled and women in the country. “The growing cotton prices and rupee appreciation is not only going to nullify the intended impact of the package, but also weaken India’s position against our competitors, […]

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59th IIGF shifts base; to be held as part of Textiles India ’17 in Gujarat

Apparel Resources had put it first on March 2 that ‘Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days’. And now a confirmed input has arrived according to which – the 59th edition of IIGF has been shifted to Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Ashok Rajani, Chairman, AEPC confirmed the new venue for the 59th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) and assured maximum possible subsidy to the exhibitors. The fair will be held concurrently […]

March 18, 2017

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‘Progen’ by AEPC – An initiative for GenNext

To promote leadership among the young generation involved in Indian apparel export industry, Apparel Export Promotion Council’s (AEPC) initiative ‘Progen’ was launched recently. AEPC is the apex body of Indian apparel export industry. So far, Progen has 108 members across India, divided into 8 zones. Each Zonal Head will attend the Executive Committee (EC) meeting of AEPC, exchange ideas with other members of Progen, and share their views with the EC. The primary target for […]

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Indian apparel exporters dominate FIEO’s newly elected team

In the election of Federation of Indian Export Organisation’s (FIEO) managing committee members, apparel exporters took the lead as four elected exporters belong to the apparel export industry. For the post of Regional Chairman, (Northern Region) Priyanka Mittal, KRBL Limited, Noida defeated Ashwani Kumar of Victor Forgings, Jalandhar. In All India Basis context (recognized one- and two-star export house category), there were total four seats and all four went to the apparel exporters as Gyan […]

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Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days

Indian International Garment Fair (IIGF), biggest sourcing event for Indian apparel exporters, which has been taking place in New Delhi from last three decades may now shift its upcoming July edition to Gandhinagar (Gujarat). The 59th edition is scheduled to take place from 17-19 July. Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India is organizing a mega event – Textile India Conclave and Exhibition in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2, and wishes that IIGF […]

March 2, 2017

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IIGF 2017: A routine affair…

Kick-starting the exhibition season for 2017, the recently held 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), New Delhi did not throw up any surprises with similar products and buyers from the last few editions making the event so predictable. As per AEPC’s press release before the fair, IIGF was expected to give good support, especially to small- and medium-level garment exporters of the country, but most of the exhibitors claimed that they did not get […]

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India’s AEPC achieves 82.8% exports target till December ’16

Ministry of Textiles, India had set a target of US $ 20 billion for readymade garment (RMG) exports for the financial year 2016-17, out of which US $ 15 billion was for April-December period. AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council) reported that it has achieved US $ 12.42 billion till the end of third quarter which accounts for 82.8 per cent of the exports target. According to AEPC, RMG exports got impacted due to several pervasive […]

February 17, 2017

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AEPC Export Awards recognizes excellence across various turnover groups

Even though Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Awards for excellence in export performance in apparel sector took place after a gap of two years, the industry was highly appreciative of the new format which allowed many smaller exporters to be recognized for their hard work. The event saw established stalwarts share the platform with many lesser known or emerging companies. 21 apparel exporters from across the nation were awarded for their performance during the FY […]

January 31, 2017

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