The Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) Friday welcomed the increase in duty drawback rate for textile items by saying it would help exporters improve competitiveness especially in countries which are signatories to the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).

Ludhiana: Citing the rising cost of production and stiff competition, city-based garment exporters have demanded intervention from the state government to bail them out of the situation.

Coimbatore: Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) on Friday welcomed the increase in duty drawback rate for textile items, saying it would help the exporters improve their competitiveness. This was especially in respect with Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) countries.

PUNE: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has increased duty increased from 1.2% to 1.7% for cotton yarn, from 1.3% to 1.6% for cotton fabric and from 2% to 2.6% for made-ups. However, there is a marginal decrease in the duty drawback rates of apparel items. 

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