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Move for technical textile cluster in Tamil Nadu

Our Bureau Coimbatore | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on February 17, 2017

A Sakthivel

The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) is in talks with various agencies to set up a technical textile cluster in Tamil Nadu, where common facilities, including R&D, could be provided for start-ups, A Sakthivel, Regional Chairman, FIEO (Southern Region), said.

Stating that very few are into export of technical textiles at present, he said the potential is immense, but exporters would have to look at product diversification to achieve higher growth.

India’s export performance data for January 2017 has been positive and has been so the last five months of the current fiscal after two years of continuous negative growth.

After lowest growth during 2016, world trade is expected to be better during 2017 and 2018 atleast in emerging economies. But the prices of all products have started to slide globally and this could pose a huge challenge for the product manufacturing sector in India

“Commerce Ministry should consider the present market situation and extend better facilities to the exporters in its mid-term review of Foreign Trade Policy,” Sakthivel said.

Published on February 17, 2017
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