Apparel Export Promotion Council, under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in active collaboration with Embassy of India, Japan, participated with 136 companies, constituting over 20 per cent share in overall participation in JFW International Fashion Fair, Tokyo from 17th – 19th July, 2013.
ZohraChatterji, Secretary (Textiles) inaugurated the ‘India Pavilion’ on July 17, 2013 at Tokyo, Japan. The Indian Pavilion witnessed over 1900 buyers and the business negotiated / done was US$ 32.4 million.
Chatterji had detailed interaction for increasing India’s textile and apparel exports with Shimomoura with various Japanese officials. She also chaired a seminar on ‘Growing India – Japan Cooperation in Textiles and Clothing Sector’ in the presence of leading textile and clothing stakeholders of Japan.Garment exports during the period 2012 were $ 293 million as compared to $270 million in 2011, posting a positive growth of 8.11 per cent. First time visitors were hopeful of generating business in the long term. Considering this, it is expected that the overall growth in business with Japan may be over 10 per cent.
Chatterji also launched Fair Promotion Plan for Japanese buyers for the forthcoming international textile and apparel fair ‘Tex-Trends India’ to be held from January (20-22, 2014) at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi.
Textiles exports to Japan from the world isworth $41540 million. Apparel exports were worth $3,2073million in 2012. India’s exports of textile were worth $485 millon.