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CITI & Swiss Textiles To Partner For Trade, Economic Growth & Sustainable Development

Updated: Nov 27, 2023 04:34:46pm

CITI & Swiss Textiles To Partner For Trade, Economic Growth & Sustainable Development

New Delhi, Nov 27 (KNN) The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) and Swiss Textiles signed a Joint Declaration last week to solidify their commitment to a robust trade and economic partnership.

This marks a significant step towards fostering collaboration between the two nations and fortifying their ties in the textile sector. 

The 19th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Switzerland was also held in Geneva, wherein Dinesh Nolkha, Vice Chairman, CITI participated in the JEC session to talk about the strategic Joint Declaration and plans of engagement with the Swiss Textile Industry.  

On this occasion, Rakesh Mehra, Chairman, CITI said “The Joint Declaration signals a shared vision for enhancing bilateral cooperation, facilitating trade, and promoting economic growth in the textile industry. Both trade associations recognize the immense potential for mutual benefit through a strengthened partnership and have expressed their commitment to the development of a comprehensive Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA)”. 

“CITI, representing the dynamic and diverse textile sector of India, sees this collaboration as a key driver for growth, innovation, and increased global competitiveness. The strategic alliance with Swiss Textiles is poised to open new avenues for trade, technology exchange, and investment in the textile value chain,” he said.

The collaboration aims to leverage the strengths of both nations, fostering sustainable development, and promoting a conducive environment for trade and investment. 

Elimination of Trade Barriers is the key highlight of the joint declaration which promotes cooperation between companies in both countries, facilitates trade, and enables more competitive prices.  

The declaration also puts an emphasis on Market Access and Mutual Cooperation. The Indian and Swiss textile sectors complement each other ideally in terms of production. Switzerland offers itself as a buyer for raw materials and intermediate products, which can then be transformed in Switzerland and presented on the Indian or European market as high-quality and sustainable end products. 

At the same time, a TEPA promotes mutual direct investment and makes it possible to combine the production chains of both countries. This would provide a clear advantage for the development of production facilities as well as the mutual training of professionals. 

The collaborative efforts outlined in the declaration are poised to strengthen the textile industry in both nations, contributing to economic growth, job creation, and the overall prosperity of their people. 

(KNN Bureau)


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