AEPC to facilitate the exporters for garment exports Minister of Textiles to presents AEPC Export Awards 2015-16

 New Delhi
Sat, 2016-12-17

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) the apex council for the garment exports in India, will be honouring the garment exporters across country for their exemplary performance for the year 2015-16. The Hon‘ble Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani will be presenting the awards. The prestigious awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by Indian Apparel exporters in developing India’s modern export enterprise and export culture. 
The awards function will also attended by MoS Textiles Shri Ajay Tamta, Secretary Textiles Shri Rashmi Verma, Chairman AEPC Shri Ashok G Rajani, leaders of the garment industry along with the senior officials of the Ministry of Textiles, Commerce and Finance. The awards will be given on the 22 categories for highest global exports.
Chairman AEPC, Mr Ashok G Rajani, stated that, “The exports awards acknowledge the strident achievements made by garment exporters. The award winners have demonstrated outstanding vision in making a significant and unique impact for exports growth despite the pressing time. We assure the industry of continuous support for their endeavors in optimizing exports.” 
India’s garment exports had been facing problem of stagnation since last year, due to depressed market conditions in the major markets like USA and EU. However, since the announcement of the Rs 6000 cr Special Package in June 1016, there has been some optimi9sm in the industry, and exports have picked up. Garment sector alone accounted for more than 47% share in all textile goods exports from India to world. India exported worth of USD 10.96 billion garments to world during the April-Nov 2016. In the last fiscal India’s garment exports were to the tune of USD 16.9 billion.
 About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)
 Incorporated in 1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. In recent years AEPC has worked tirelessly in integrating the entire industry - starting at the grass root level of training the workforce and supplying a steady stream of man power to the industry; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure and brokering several path breaking deals for its members and finally helping exporters to showcase their best at home fairs as well as be highly visible at international fairs the world over. With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it makes for a truly win-win situation - Indian exporters grow stronger each year in their achievements, skills and proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions for their garment imports.
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Chandrima Chatterjee (9810448917)