Representatives from the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva, currently working with African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) along with a representative from Tanzania visited Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) yesterday for a preliminary discussion on investment opportunities in the garment sector in selected East African countries.

The countries for which the delegation sought investments are Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania under the project called “Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa (SITA)”, the TEA in a release said.

On behalf of the Association, V. Elangovan, executive committee member and ArunRamasamy, chairman, ‘young TEA’ participated in the meeting. Elangovan apprised the delegation of TEA and its role in the growth of exports. He also pointed out the higher customs tariff prevailing in African countries. Ramasamy also told the delegation about his experiences in exporting to the Pepco Brand in Africa.