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Exhibition Status Update!

With 3 weeks until SHOWTIME, the 20th Anniversary edition welcomes an All-Star cast of new and returning exhibitors, making up the largest DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to date. Due to high demand in all product...

Global designers to exhibit at Luxury Br…

Designers from Europe, Middle East and North America will exhibit at the upcoming Luxury Brands Carpet Show. The second edition of the curated Luxury Brands exhibition and designer carpet collection is scheduled to...

H&M to dress Swedish teams for Olymp…

Hennes and Mauritz Group (H&M) will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang 2018. The company will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. The collection will...

Saurer to show Allma TechnoCorder TC2 at…

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG Twisting Solutions, a leading provider of energy efficient solutions for tire cord, carpet, staple, glass filament, and industrial yarns, will present its Allma TechnoCorder TC2 innovative machine...

Cone Denim and Unifi launch S Gene with …

Cone Denim and Unifi have launched the latest in advanced stretch technology - S Gene with Repreve . Combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene with the superior sustainability and performance of...

Shima Seiki to partake in Premiere Visio…

Leading computerised knitting machine developer, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to participate at the Premiere Vision show, a global event for fashion professionals, to be held in Paris, from February 13 to 15, 2018...

Measurably more productive and econom- i…

Even if the winding machine is only responsible for about 10-15% of the energy consumption (compressed air and electrical energy) when considering the classic ring spinning process, these criteria play an important role...

Wool to dominate at Intertextile Shangha…

Some 3,300 exhibitors from around 20 countries covering all apparel fabrics and accessories product groups are expected at the Spring Edition of the industry’s most comprehensive sourcing platform for the spring/summer season, Intertextile...

Kenyan textile makers plead for tax on used garments


Kenyan textile makers plead for tax on used garments

(Kenya)

The second-hand garments called ‘mitumba’ that Kenyans prefer for their low prices and variety may soon get costlier, if the Government accepts the suggestion of the local textile producers to subject them to tax.

With the industry lobby group African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) in the lead, Kenyan textile producers are seeking introduction of the tax on second-hand garments and using the proceeds generated there from for creation of a Sh 300 million Stabilization Fund for cotton growers, kbc.co.ke reported.

A study undertaken by ACTIF on the Kenyan textile sector, whose performance has been waning over the past three decades, blamed large number of policy slip ups for pushing the domestic cotton textile industry to the brink.

The Stabilization Fund would help the Government protect cotton farmers against international price fluctuations, due to which farmers are losing most of their earnings, former Permanent Secretary of Trade in the Ministry of Trade Margaret Chemengich, who compiled the study, said.

Ms. Chemengich said the fund would aid fixation of minimum support price for cotton to generate returns of at least Sh 40 per kg for growers, funding seed production and establishment of ginneries and mills to ensure processing of seed cotton at fair prices.

The ACTIF report also suggested that as a part of textile policy interventions, Government should increase the procurement quota for uniforms for public officials. ACTIF Executive Director Rajeev Arora said this would ensure enhanced local sourcing and also boost the sector’s employability.

The report recommended that the Government should prioritize procurement of towels, sheets and linen for hospitals from domestic producers.

Kenya produces 12 million square metres of woven fabric per year, which is not even 7 percent of its overall domestic requirement, while the rest is imported.

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