| India : Indian rains seen delaying cotton harvest by 3 weeks (September 15, 10)|
Fresh showers in India’s cotton-growing areas will delay its harvest by at least three weeks, boosting local prices and postponing exports to buyers in China and Pakistan, government and trade officials said.
| Pakistan : Appeal to Govt for limiting cotton exports (September 15, 10)|
The Value-added Textile Forum, requested the Govt. to limit its cotton and cotton yarn exports. The recent floods have severely damaged the cotton crop, which may lead to the scarcity of the commodity in the domestic market.
| India : Textile leaders submit Seven Point Action Frame to Govt (September 15, 10)|
The unprecedented cotton crisis, triggered by the runaway prices and vaulted demand for exports, will fritter away the textile advantage of India, according to Indian textile industry leaders.
| Garment exporters blast NGOs for reports abroad (September 15, 10)|
Rocked by a nearly 23% decline in exports this July, the apparel sector has requested Centre's help to counter what it calls propaganda and adverse publicity by some non-government organisations (NGOs).
| Sri Lanka : Garment exports aims at $5 bn by expanding markets (September 14, 10)|
Garment sector, which is the biggest export industry of Sri Lanka, has set a target to generate US $5 billion business by the year 2015, even though it witnessed losses due to the withdrawal of GSP Plus duty free facility to the EU, which is the country’s biggest export market.
| Nigeria : Smuggling of textiles may ruin prospects of revival fund – experts (September 14, 10)|
Textile producers in the country are upset as smuggling of textiles into the country continues. According to them, if this continues further, it would overturn the purpose of the textile intervention fund worth N100 billion that the government is presently distributing amongst the textile producers.