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In the first year of implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), India’s apparel or readymade garment (RMG) exports have declined by nearly four per cent in dollar terms in FY18. In rupee terms, the decline is higher at 7.6 per cent.

The growing Indian economy has led to expectations of 11-12 per cent growth in the domestic apparel market in the next seven years, said a study conducted by the apex industry body the Clothing Manufacturers’ Association of India (CMAI).

Last year the Bangladesh Terry Towel & Linen Manufacturers & Exporters' Association (BTTLMEA) wanted the government to stop the export of cotton waste so that raw materials become available for production. Cotton waste is still being exported.

Many years ago, I did my doctoral research on the environmental compliance of Bangladesh's readymade garment industry at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

GROVER, N.C. -  Uniquetex LLC - a joint venture between Foshan Nanhai Beautiful Nonwoven Co. Ltd. and Chaolong Textile Machinery Co., Ltd (CL Enterprise) both based in China — has installed its first two spunmelt lines, capable of producing  more than 10,000 tons of SS and SMS engineered nonwoven fabrics and composite materials.

Garment factory owners today proposed 20 per cent hike in the minimum monthly wage for the 4.4 million garment workers in the country against the demand for 126.80 per cent hike by the workers’ representative.

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