Industry bodies including the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India and the Apparel Export Promotion Council
, welcomed Jaitley's moves, predicting that it would boost exports from India.
India's Apparel Export Promotion Council
is very active in this field in the sense that it regularly contributes full page advertisements introducing their madeups.
Ashok G Rajani, chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council
said it was an excellent announcement and would also increase women's employment and boost export growth.
And you can't get closer to the 'business of fashion' than at the IAM, which was set up in 2007 under the Apparel Export Promotion Council
(AEPC) sponsored by the Union Ministry of Textiles.
The Apparel Export Promotion Council
(AEPC) along with the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Promotion Council (SRTEPC) and the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) are participating in the Fair.
These grand programmes however do not impress Vijay Kumar Agarwal, President of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council
, who said that even tax benefits and duty cuts could provide only 30% to 40% relief to textile and clothing exporters who have lost over US$150 million in last three months.
The Silk and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA), the Apparel Export Promotion Council
(AEPC) and other organizations have likewise produced pamphlets to give information on the new regulations.
Last week, Apparel Export Promotion Council
( AEPC) had demanded reduction in duties and faster implementation of Indo- EU free trade agreement from textile minister Dayanidhi Maran.
The seventeen-member delegation comprises the representatives of the Apparel Export Promotion Council
(AEPC), The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Promotion Council (SRTEPC), the Knitwear Technology Mission, and leading textiles manufacturers and exporters from Tirupur and Coimbatore textiles clusters.
High cotton prices and cheaper imports from China hit production of cotton-based goods, according to Ashok G Rajani, the chief of the Apparel Export Promotion Council