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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  

'Steps taken by GST council to give immediate relief to apparel industry'
SME Times News Bureau | 09 Oct, 2017
AEPC has hailed the slew of measures taken by the GST Council under the Chairmanship of Arun Jaitely Union Finance Minister in its 22nd meeting held in New Delhi recently.
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Address refund of embedded taxes on exports: AEPC to Govt
Saurabh Gupta | 06 Oct, 2017
Ahead of GST Council's meeting on Friday, AEPC has urged the government to address the refund of embedded taxes on exports ahead of the GST Council's meeting on Friday.
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New drawback rate disappoints garment exporters
Saurabh Gupta | 23 Sep, 2017
Apparel Industry expresses extreme disappointment on the announcement of the all industry duty drawback rates on export of ready made garments, the official body of apparel exporters, AEPC said in a press release on Friday.
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'Textile industry presents India's tradition & legacy to world'
SME Times News Bureau | 22 Sep, 2017
The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Zubin Irani has said that textile is not just an industry, but also a tradition and a legacy which we present to the world through the magic of India's handcrafts and machines.
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Cabinet apprised of India-Japan MoU for silk research to boost exports
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Sep, 2017
The Union Cabinet has been apprised of an MoU between Central Silk Board (CSB), India and National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan for collaborative research in the field of silkworm and silk industries.
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Gujarat extends its textile policy by one year; AEPC hails move
SME Times News Bureau | 11 Sep, 2017
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the apex body for apparel exporters in India, welcomes the extension of Gujarat's textile policy, which was set to expire on September 2017, will now remain in force till September 2018.
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GST levy on job work striking carpet and apparel industry: FIEO
Saurabh Gupta | 02 Sep, 2017
Carpet and apparel sectors are feeling the stress, especially because of the GST levy on job work, which translates into a higher tax incidence, informed Ganesh Kumar Gupta, President, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) on Friday.
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Govt to hold 'Pan India Camps' for handloom & handicraft
SME Times News Bureau | 29 Aug, 2017
The Ministry of Textiles proposes to organize Pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the initiative "Hastkala Sahyog Shivir", informed ministry in a release on Monday in New Delhi.
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French fashion luxury house Celine enters in India
SME Times News Bureau | 23 Aug, 2017
Celine, a luxury French fashion House founded by Celine Vipiana in 1945, made its entry in India on Wednesday with an exclusive tie up with Le Mill, a multi designer boutique.
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Sale of India Handloom Brand may double in FY'17-18
SME Times News Bureau | 08 Aug, 2017
The sale of India Handloom Brand (IHB), an initiative of the Ministry of Textiles for branding of high quality handloom products, may double in 2017-18, said Development Commissioner (Handlooms) Shantmanu.
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