| India : AEPC compliments Commerce & Industry Minister (August 25, 10)|
Shri Premal Udani complimented Sh. Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry for enriching the Annual Supplement of 2010-11 of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14, which aims at improving the export performance of labor intensive sectors.
| India : Textiles ministry scraps Tariff Commission's report on B Twill (August 25, 10)|
The jute industry's long-standing demand for a revision in prices of B Twill jute bags has got a jolt with the Union textiles ministry scrapping the Tariff Commission's report of June 2009 on the fair price of jute bags.
| China : Cotton market report in first half 2010 (August 24, 10)|
In June 2010, China Cotton Index for 328-Grade reached CNY 17,894 a ton, adding 19.84% over Jan. 2010. Same happened to the international cotton prices. The Cotlook A index in Jun. reached to 93.04 cents per pound, up 51.53 points from last year. The both of them hit a record high.
| Karachi : Cotton hedging not possible without KCA cardholders (August 24, 10)|
The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) and National Commodity Exchange Limited (NCEL) have initiated talks for starting cotton hedge trading in Pakistan Monday.
| India : Garment companies want US sops to stay (August 24, 10)|
While the annual supplement to the foreign trade policy has pleased the labour-intensive textile and leather sectors, garment makers want incentives being given for the US market to continue. "The 2% incentive given under market-linked focus product scheme (MLFPS) for knitwear exports should continue as the US market has not fully recovered," said A Sakthivel, president, Tirupur Exporters' Association.
| India : Indian textile industry may again figure on US blacklist (August 24, 10)|
Caught on the wrong foot for alleged use of child labour and forced labour, Indian apparel exporting industry has not been able to convince Big Brother US about its seriousness in eliminating labour abuse from the sector.