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The official textile exporters’ body of Bangladesh, BGMEA, has expressed its concern over the fixture of minimum wages for workers in the textile sector to the government. In a letter from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association addressed to the Labor Ministry, a plea for the formation of a wage board that will review the minimum wages for textile workers in the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector, from time to time, was enclosed.

Doubling the export incentives for apparel goods under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and improvement in the Remission of State Levies (RoSL) is yet to bring cheer on the face of the textile businessmen as the sector continues to remain in a critical state.

Karl Mayer plans to launch a new terry warp knitting machine which can produce an even greater range of patterns than its earlier models.

Kazakhstan did not have a single cotton variety of its own way back in 1991, but currently the country has 10 varieties and 5 of them have successfully passed state tests, The country is now exporting its cotton varieties to 11 countries — Russia, Belarus, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, China, Belgium, Iran, Ukraine, Italy and Korea, said Askar Nametov, chairman of the board of the National Agrarian Scientific-Educational Centre under the agriculture ministry.

Vietnam is among the top five textile and clothing exporting countries along with India. K Srikar Reddy, the Indian consul general at the Vietnam-India business meeting in HCM city on Thursday said that there is a lot of potential for co-operation between the two countries in the textile and garment sector.

Fast Retailing Company, owner of the casual-wear brand Uniqlo, has applied to open stores in India as Asia’s largest clothing chain increases its reliance on overseas markets.