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With the World Trade Organisation (WTO) coming up with a deadline for abolishing export sops beyond next year for Indian textile and clothing exporters. The Indian Commerce and Textile Ministries has started examining alternative schemes that are allowed by the WTO such as ones for quality upgradation and subsidising capital expenditure to wean off exporters from direct subsidy schemes and replace them with indirect benefits.

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association from Germany has opened up online registrations for the comprehensive programs, its B2B forums and conferences, which will be held in Charlotte (NC) and Mexico City in November 2017 where VDMA member companies will present practice-oriented technology topics to decision makers from the local textile industries. The online registrations is available at www.germantech-ustextile.de and www.germantech-mextextile.de.

Textile 4.0 Conference, the first event to explore the opportunities and risk of Industry 4.0 for textiles industry strategists, organized by World Textile Information Network (WTiN), will take place this October in The Netherlands. An international development expert and the leader of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Future of Production initiative Attila Turos worked has been revealed as the keynote speaker at Textile 4.0 conference.

The Karachi Cotton Exchange on Wednesday continued with normal trading, while spot rates remained firm at Rs6,350/maund (37.324kg) and Rs6,805/40kg. Ex-Karachi rates also remained unchanged at Rs6,485/maund and Rs6,950/40kg after an addition of Rs135 and Rs145 as upcountry expenses, respectively.

The textile sector of Gujarat has urged the government to impose import duty on Chinese fabrics to protect small and medium companies. Pandesara Weavers' Cooperative Society Ltd and Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) have already submitted presentations to the commerce ministry and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

India’s leading home fashion trade fair duo Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, held during June 20-22, 2017 in New Delhi which marked the start of the pre-festive retail season in India witnessed around 198 exhibitors and 7,457 visitors. Many exhibitors at the one-on-one buyer-seller meetings confirmed having received orders.