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Industry Capacity Building Program held on Quality Compliance of Indian Textiles & Clothing for Japanese Market



Industry Capacity Building Program held on Quality Compliance of Indian Textiles & Clothing for Japanese Market

The textile and clothing industry is aiming to increase its to Japan, complying with quality requirements of the Japanese Market. In this regard, it was decided to extend helping hands to the Indian Textile Trade and Industry, for better understanding of quality culture in Japan, particularly concerning Textiles and Apparels. Therefore, it was decided by the of to enter into an MoU with Textile Products Quality and Technology Centre (QTEC) through the Textiles Committee, with a view to jointly establish and encourage quality compliance activities. In this context, Industry Capacity Building Programme" is being organized at nine major textile centres in The capacity building programme was held in New today, at Hotel Le Meridien.

In his address, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Shri Subrata Gupta outlined Japanese quality consciousness. He said that though Indias manufacturing capacity is enormous, its exports to Japan are very minimal in textiles. He said that by changing the mind-set, India can compete with Japanese quality requirements and hence enhance our quantum of textiles exports.

Shri. Vijay Mathur, Additional Secretary General, AEPC, in his special address, presented a case study of M/s Neetee Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, outlining how an Indian exporter met both the quality & process requirements of Japanese Market.

Secretary, Textiles Committee, Shri Ajit B Chavan said that a major reason behind sub-optimal level of exports to Japan from India is lack of awareness about the Japanese textile quality requirements in Indian textile industry. He said that MoU has been signed between Textiles Committee and Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Centre on 11.11.2016 at Tokyo, Japan during the visit of Honble Prime Minister of India to Japan, to address this issue.

The MoU is expected to usher in a new beginning in the International Trade of Textile and Clothing from India to Japan as Indian industry is marching ahead. Trade and Industry appreciated the initiative taken by the Government of India and the Textile Committee which will bring in sizeable difference in the international trade, he added.

Mr. Toshiki Tasaka, Director, Overseas Coordination Department of QTEC; and Mr.Kei Funaki, ASEAN and South Asia Regional Manager, Overseas Coordination Department, QTEC deliberated in depth on the subjects Difference of quality requirements between Western buyers; Quality and Compliance in Japan and JIS Overview; and The Banned substance in Japanese Market. Japanese delegates also discussed Japanese market requirements in terms of quality, makeup, benchmarking tools, Japanese industrial standards and various other compliances.

The programme was well attended by the leading textile industry & trade personnel.

About Textiles Committee

The Textiles Committee is a statutory body set up under an Act of Parliament in the year 1963, and is working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of It is committed to promotion of Quality in the Textiles trade and Industry. The Textiles Committee serves the textile trade and industry by the way of providing various range of services including Testing, Inspection, Market Research, Total Quality Management etc. It has a nationwide network of 28 offices & 19 state of art Laboratories in all major textiles centers of India.

About QTEC

The QTEC, is one of the very renowned organizations in providing world class facilities for quality evaluation, standardization, technology evaluation, conformity assessment, technical guidance and education, factory certification for the textile industry of Japan.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 20:20 IST