Mills Demand Special Package For Home Textiles

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Textile mills in southern India have urged the Union government to include made-ups and home textiles under the special package announced recently for garments. "Made-ups and home textiles segment produces very high-end products and exports to all major markets, especially the European Union (EU) and the US," said M Senthil Kumar, chairman, Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA).

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"This segment could not achieve the potential growth rate as the products attract equal tariff on par with garments in most of the major international textile markets. Indian made-ups/home furnishing exports have been facing severe challenge from Pakistan as it enjoys duty-free access in EU and few other markets," Senthil Kumar said.

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Since processes required for made-ups/ home textile fabric manufacturing are capital intensive, only limited manufacturing facilities are available, he said. "The ade-ups/ home textile manufacturers pay much higher conversion charges for the fabric when compared to garment manufacturers," the SIMA chairman said.

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