Texus Lanka(pvt) Ltd Raj David, Next Sourcing Ltd Chanaka Perera, Garment Services Ltd Anil Wettewe, Department of Commerce Director General R.D.S. Kumararatne, Export Development Board Chairman Bandula Egodage and George Sourcing Services Gayan Galapitage at the head table
At a meeting held last week between the visiting EU delegation and the representatives of the Joint Apparel Association (JAAF), the importance and value attached to the EU market to the apparel industry was highlighted and mentioned that in 2014, the apparel industry had exported $ 2.1 billion worth or 46% of its total exports mainly to the EU.
Sri Lanka commenced bilateral discussions yesterday with representatives from the European Union (EU) in relation to the recovery of GSP plus facilities.
The talks commenced in the backdrop of increasing trade between Sri Lanka and the EU region which edged close to US$ 5 billion. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen expressed optimism over the talks given the positive response from EU representatives.
Hirdaramani Group has officially commenced work at their newest facility in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu, with an opening ceremony to mark the occasion attended by the Senior Management of the Group.
Currently employing 150 Sewing Machine Operators (SMOs), the Group is projecting a capacity of over 500 machines, 600 SMOs and a total cadre of over 850 employees by the end of 2015, delivering a monthly capacity of over 40,000 garments.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 88