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          Top-notch knitting and hosiery enterprises, including Zhejiang Yexiao (knitting machinery product development and manufacturing enterprise) and Hefei Opek (fully computerised jacquard hat and scarf knitting machine manufacturer) will present their technology and production equipment at the 18th edition of YiwuTex being held during June 13-15, 2017 in China. 

          The textile industry has urged the government to continue with the Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) scheme under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the benefit of made-up exports.

          Textile products from Uzbekistan are almost set to receive customs privileges in EU countries, as the Oliy Majlis, the upper house of the Uzbek parliament, has ratified the ‘textiles protocol’ to the partnership and cooperation agreement (PCA) between the EU and Uzbekistan. The European Parliament had ratified the protocol in December 2016.

          Representatives of Pakistan's textile industry and the Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan to help save the polyester filament fabric industry from further disaster.

          Major Chinese wool buyers will attend for the first time in Australia at the Ballarat district property of leading Chinese importer and processor Tianuy wool. The conference’s theme is ‘From Farm to Fashion’ and it is a major step in building a wool bridge between Australia and China.

          The East African Community (EAC) comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, is contemplating increasing tax on clothing and footwear imports.