India Tex Trends Fair in Tokyo


22 July 2023, Mumbai

A closer look

The 12th edition of the India Tex Trends Fair took place in Tokyo on July 19, 2023, with Mr. Sibi George, the Indian Ambassador to Japan, gracing the occasion.

The event featured a captivating seminar, 'Textile Industry in India-Collaborative Opportunities,' held on July 20. Dignitaries and representatives from leading brands and retail chains, including Chairman AEPC Mr. Naren Goenka, Vice Chairman AEPC Mr. Sudhir Sekhri, and Chairman F&E Mr. Ashok Rajani, participated enthusiastically.

Boosting India-Japan Collaboration

Ambassador George expressed his delight at the event's organization, a joint effort of the Apparel Export Promotion Council of India and the Japan-India Industry Promotion Association.

This occasion showcased India's finest apparel and textiles while emphasizing the deep-rooted partnership between India and Japan, spanning various areas like trade, investment, technology, and defense.

India's Flourishing Textile Industry

Ambassador George shed light on India's booming textiles and apparel industry, which witnessed exports worth over USD 35.5 billion last year. This thriving industry mirrors India's cultural heritage, technological prowess, and skilled workforce.

Expanding Textile Exports to Japan

Highlighting the untapped potential for expanding textile exports to Japan, Ambassador George mentioned the active cooperation between both governments. A recent Memorandum of Understanding between Japan's Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre and India's Textiles Committee aims to enhance quality compliance for Japanese buyers.

Investment Opportunities for Japan

The Indian government's Production Linked Incentive Scheme and 11 exclusive Japan Industrial Townships offer attractive opportunities for Japanese investments in India's textile sector.

Promoting Collaboration and Confidence

During the seminar, Dr. Tamanna Chatuurvedi, Deputy Secretary General of the Apparel Export Promotion Council, presented several recommendations, including fostering collaboration between Indian and Japanese designers, exploring opportunities in Japan's uniform market, and establishing QC labs in India to gain the confidence of Japanese buyers.

A Dedicated India Desk in Japan

Ambassador George concluded by proposing the establishment of a dedicated India Desk in Japan, aimed at facilitating sourcing from India and further strengthening the bilateral ties between the two nations.

This initiative is set to herald a new era of collaboration and growth in the textile industry for India and Japan.

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