India to set up cooperation in textile sector with Egypt

India to set up cooperation in textile sector with Egypt

India is setting up its collaboration with Egypt in the textile sector and talks are under way to raise export of textile machinery to the Arab nation, Sanjay Bhattacharya, India’s Ambassador to Egypt told a press conference ahead of the Cairo Fashion and Tex Exhibition that begins on September 13. Around thirty seven Indian firms were present at the four-day event.

The members of the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) represented the delegation of Indian firms at the exhibition. SRTEPC is an apex body of manufacturers and exporters of man-made fibre textiles, and the Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), according to a news source. The exhibition will also host an ‘India Pavilion’.

“Indian companies will not compete with the local industry but will cooperate with their Egyptian counterparts,” Srijib Roy, director of SRTEPC said.

Polyester viscose fabrics, polyester blended fabrics, synthetic filament fabrics, laces, viscose spun yarn, polyester spun yarn, texturised yarn and polyester staple fibre are some of the key man-made fibre items that are exported to Egypt include.

India exported around 240 million US Dollar worth of textiles and clothing products to Egypt in 2016. Out of that, man-made fibre textiles were valued at 97 million US Dollar, cotton at 131 million US Dollar, apparel at 2.32 million US Dollar, jute at 4.4 million US Dollar and carpets at 0.36 million US Dollar.

– Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel