| India : Govt invites fresh applications for cotton exports (December 31, 10)|
Sets February 25 deadline for shipment, will levy penalty of Rs 10,000 a bale if exporters fail to meet the target.
| Pakistan : TDAP chief assures PLGMEA of full support (December 30, 10)|
Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Tariq Puri has given full assurance to the officials of Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PLGMEA) for supporting the marketing activities of the association. Puri along with Secretary Javed Anwer, Director Generals and other officials of TDAP held a meeting with Fawad Ijaz Khan Chairman and members of PLGMEA and accepted PLGMEA’s proposal for sending 7 trade delegations to South America, USA, Eastern Europe, Russia, Japan, South Africa and China during 2011-12. Puri also accepted PLGMEA request of participation in 4 Fairs for next year.
| India : Cotton output of just 308 lakh bales in 2010-11: SICA (December 30, 10)|
The South India Cotton Association has indicated that production during the 2010-11 crop year (October-September) will amount to just 308 lakh bales, as against the Cotton Advisory Board's upbeat estimate of 325.48 lakh bales weighing 170 kg each.
| India : India asks cotton exporters to seek registration (December 30, 10)|
India has asked exporters to apply for cotton registration certificates for unshipped quantities out of 5.5 million bales allowed in the 2010/11 season that began on October 1, a government statement on Wednesday said.
| India : MMF textiles exports hit by rise in raw materials (December 29, 10)|
The Man-Made Fibre (MMF) exports is likely to fall short by 300 million from the 3.7 billion target set by the government due to rise in raw material prices, industry body today said.
| India : Backward integration advisable in textile sector – experts (December 29, 10)|
With raw cotton prices more than doubling from a year ago, along with which cotton yarn prices too have shot up through the roof and also thereby putting a big question mark on the ease in supply of yarn, it makes sense, to go in for backward integration for those in the downstream sectors of the textile value chain, aver experts.