India Plans To Set Up ‘Bharat Park’ In UAE

(L to R) Shaleen Toshniwal –Vice President, Dhiraj R. Shah, Convener-Export Award Committee, Shri Bhadresh Dodhia and Shri Piyush Goyal.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 8: India plans to set up ‘Bharat Park’ in UAE where Indian goods show room and warehouses will come up. This will be to facilitate other countries of the world to buy Indian goods from ‘Bharat Park’ as the payment system is secured in UAE, stated Union Minister of Textiles & Commerce Shri Piyush Goyal. He was speaking as Chief Guest during Export Awards function of The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) on 4th January, 2024 held at Mumbai.

He further stated the future belonged to Man Made Fibre Textiles (MMF).

Shri Goyal informed while speaking on FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with  Japan, Australia, UAE, S. Korea etc. that the utilisation of FTA benefits are very poor in India is a matter of concern.

Shri Piyush Goyal announced that BIS will spend Rs. 40 crore to set up 21 testing laboratories at various places in India.

Shri Bhadresh Dodhia, Chairman – SRTEPC stated that man- made fibre textiles export in 2022-23 touched US$ 5.8 Billion as against US$ 6.8 Billion in 2021-22, registering a negative growth of  (-) 15.3%. Export of technical textiles touched US$ 2.5 Billion in 2022-23 as compared to US$ 2.8 Billion 2021-22, registering a negative growth of (-) 11.9%.

Export of man -made fibre textiles during April to October 2023 have touched US$ 3.1 Billion as compared to US$ 3.4 Billion during the same period last year, registering a negative growth of 9.4%. Likewise export of technical textiles touched US$ 1.51 Billion during April to October 2023 as compared to US$ 1.5 Billion during the same period last year, registering a positive growth of 0.5%.

Shri Bhadresh Dodhia further stated that ‘we are confident that export of man- made fibre textiles will cross US$ 6 Billion in 2023 – 24 and export of technical textile will cross above US$ 3 Billion’.

SRTEPC will make its best efforts to increase the export of man- made fibre textiles to US$ 11 Billion and export of technical textiles to US $ 10 Billion by 2030, as per the targets given by the government.

Manmade fibre textiles sector is facing the problem of inverted duty structure under GST. There is 18% GST on fibres, 12% on yarns and 5% on fabrics. This is leading to accumulated input tax credits with the manufacturers, which id adding to their cost. SRTEPC requests to cover the entire value chain of MMF Textiles products under same rate of GST.

Shri Dodhia requested government to cover the entire value chain of textiles & clothing under the Interest Equalization Scheme.

SRTEPC distributed 55 Export Awards for the Year 2022-23. Reliance Industries received 6 awards in various categories. Other award recipients included  Dodhia Synthetics Ltd., Banswara  Syntex Ltd., D’ Décor, Grasim, Vardhman Textiles, RSWM Ltd. etc. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Shri Rakesh Mehra, Women Entrepreneur Award was given to Ms. Neha Jhunjhunwala.

The Award Function was graced by Smt. Roop Rashi, Textle Commissioner, Mr. Alexander –Poland Ambassador in Mumbai and Mr. Suresh Kotak.

The Welcome Address was given by Shi Dhiraj Raichand Shah, Convener –Export Award Committee and Vote of Thanks was given by Mr. Shaleen Toshniwal, Vice Chairman – SRTEPC.

SRTEPC will be now known as ‘MATEXIL’ (The Man-made And Technical Textiles Export Promotion Council.

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