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UAE Apparel and Textile Fair a big biz opportunity for Indian textile sector

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-11-03 11:00:00 – New Delhi

A 112-Member Business Delegation comprising of 51 leading manufacturer exporters from Textile and Apparel Industry from India is in Dubai exhibiting their products in the "Indian Pavilion" at International Apparel & Textile Fair held from 1st to 3rd November 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

According to Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), exporters body, huge business opportunities exist in the UAE for domestic textile and apparel sector of India. India is also UAE's largest trading partner and export to the Emirates in 2016 touched $32 billion.

The Delegation comprise of leading Indian clothing and textile experts, who are into various product profiles including men’s wear, kids wear, high fashion women’s wear, technical textiles etc. and represent the best of what India is offering to the world in the Textile Industry.

The Indian Pavilion was inaugurated by Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai on November 1, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Inaugurating the Indian Pavilion, Vipul said that Indian companies and businesses have benefited from leveraging Dubai’s position as supply market to the Gulf and other region.

While referring to Indian Textiles sector, he said that India is positioning herself as high fashion and quality garments exporter in the region and there is huge potential to promote "Brand India" in UAE and other markets in the region.

Referring to the opportunities for Indian Textile industry he said that UAE provides excellent opportunities for Indian companies to utilize Dubai’s location as a platform for increasing exports to other countries.

At the Exhibition, the textile sector of India is showcasing its strength and huge textile production capacity, efficient multi-fiber raw material manufacturing capacity, large pool of skilled and cheap work force, entrepreneurial skills, hHuge export potential, large domestic market, flexible textile manufacturing systems, high skilled labour, high technology and fashion manufacturing and designs and highly competitive pricing.

Dr A Sakthivel, Regional Chairman, FIEO Southern Region and leader of the Delegation said that India and UAE need to work together in the textiles segment to promote high quality and fashion clothing industry which can be promoted not only in the West Asia and West African Region but also to other developed countries including EU and US from Dubai.

While referring to the services rendered by FIEO, Dr Sakthivel said that FIEO not only helping Indian exporters to find markets across the globe but also helps overseas businessmen to do matchmaking and enter Indian market.

It also said India earns around 27 percent of the foreign exchange from export of textiles. The sector contributes about 14 percent of the total industrial production of India. The sector employs over 35 million people directly and accounts for 21 percent of the total employment generated in the economy.

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