Garment exporters hail continuation of interest subvention

Our Bureau Coimbatore | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) has welcomed the continuation of interest subvention to garment sector as it would provide some relief when the bank rates are ruling high.

In a statement, Mr A. Sakthivel, President, TEA, said the measures announced by Mr Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, in the Foreign Trade Policy, addressed all the requirements of garment sector. He said the extension of 2 per cent interest subvention to readymade garments up to March 31, 2013, was a relief to the Tirupur knitwear exporters at a time when the interest rates were ruling at 11.5 – 1 3.5 per cent. The extension of Market Linked Focus Product Scheme for export to the US and the EU would help increase the competitiveness of exporters.

He welcomed the extension of Zero Duty EPCG scheme up to the end of current fiscal and enlargement of the scope of zero duty EPCG scheme to applicants who availed loan under TUF scheme. The ‘e-BRC' launched by DGFT would reduce the transaction cost to exporters and would facilitate electronic transmission of Foreign Exchange realisation from the respective banks to the DGFT's server on a daily basis. It would establish a seamless EDI connectivity among DGFT, Banks and Exporters and ‘e-BRC' would facilitate early settlement and release of FTP incentives / entitlements, he said.

Published on June 05, 2012

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