Ministry of Textiles19-February, 2014 13:29 IST
Exports of Readymade Garments

The value of exports of readymade garments during the last three years are as under:-

 

In USD Million

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

11026.29

13083.49

12397.35

 

There is regular review on the performance of clothing exports. Government is taking various steps in consultation with clothing industry to expand exports of clothing products. Recently, to boost the export of textile and clothing following steps have been taken:-

 

i)   Market Linked Focus Product Scheme (MLFPS) has been extended till 31st March 2014 for export to USA and EU in respect of items falling in Chapter 61 and Chapter 62 (textiles and clothing).

 

ii) Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Asian Group of Countries, Philippines have been added in the list of countries for export of Woven Cotton Fabrics under Market Linked Focus Product Scheme.

 

iii)          27 EU countries have been added in the list for export of Gloves, Mittens and Mitts of Cotton filled with cotton fibre under MLFPS.

 

iv)          Gurgaon has been added as Towns of Export Excellence (TEE) for Textiles.

 

v) About 15 new products related to Textile Sector have been added under Focus Product Scheme on 18.4.2013.

 

vi)          Incremental Export Incentive Scheme has been extended for 2013-14 vis-a-vis 2012-13 for specified sector including Textile Sector.

 

vii) Two per cent Interest Subvention Scheme for Ready-Made Garments has also been extended for 2013-14 and enhanced to 3%. Items of Chapter 63 also added in Interest Subvention Scheme.

 

Despite the global slowdown, garment export industry is performing good and is expected to achieve its target of USD 17000 million set for the current financial year.Good results are expected in the next financial year also.

 

 

The information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textile Smt. Panabaaka  Lakshmi in the Rajya Sabha today. 

 

DS/SJM

 


(Release ID :103889)