Bangladesh Textile Industry

Quotas cut exports to EU by 12pc

Chinese textile exports to the European Union fell 12 per cent by volume in the first quarter from year-ago levels as import quotas took their toll, according to EU figures.

Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, 12:00am

China investment boosts Bangladesh textile exporters

Bangladesh has not lost ground to a flood of Chinese textiles into export markets, thanks in part to China's growing involvement in the South Asian nation, Bangladesh government ministers said yesterday in Beijing.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Export-quota reallocation aims to give state-run firms a lift

The China National Textile Council is studying a system to allocate 15 per cent of the country's export quotas to state-owned factories to help them cut costs and increase exports.

Until now, most of the quotas have been allocated through domestic trading companies.

3 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Clothing sales slump prompts call for market reforms

China's garment industry last year suffered its worst sales slump in nearly a decade, officials say.

The Ministry of Internal Trade yesterday said that garment sales on the mainland dropped 17 per cent last year, although state factories increased output.

Authorities called it the worst sales performance 'since sustained expansion began in 1990'.

25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Trade war averted as US and China reach textile deal

The US and China last night averted a trade war over textiles but have yet to settle a long-standing dispute over unfair export practices.

Negotiators reached agreement in principle on a textile treaty after marathon talks in the hours before the expiry of a sanctions deadline.

1 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Industry banks on exports

FROM an era of an assured domestic market with a minimum amount of sweat, the Indian textile industry is, in the post-liberalisation era, facing a different situation. There is now an opportunity to operate in a global environment without the threat of being overwhelmed by overseas competition.

15 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Tradition of fine material runs on

OVER the centuries, traders from around the world converged on India to take home exquisite textiles. Times have changed, but the tradition of excellence of Indian textiles continues.

Today, India is a leading manufacturer of man-made fibre textiles and exports product to the value of US$750 million annually to 142 countries.

15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Dhaka muslin has enduring touch

ALTHOUGH Bangladeshi ready-made garments appeared on the world market relatively late, the country is no newcomer to the international textile market.

The famous muslin of Dhaka was as popular in the Mogul Court as it was in the leading trade centres of 18th century Europe.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am