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  • ITC SUPPORTS REGIONAL INTEGRATION OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN ASEAN

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    ITC supports regional integration of the textile and clothing industry in ASEAN

     

     
     
    International Trade Forum - Issue 3/2009

    In October 2009, ITC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federation of ASEAN Textile Industries (AFTEX) and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Competitiveness Enhancement project (ACE), to support AFTEX with tailor-made training tools for the textile and clothing sector. The MOU was signed during AFTEX's 27th council and plenary meeting in Cebu, the Philippines. Specialized training tools on material sourcing, product and design development, e-business, export marketing and supply chain management will be made available through ACE, which is financed and run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Additionally, AFTEX and ITC will cooperate in developing a regional sector development programme to support the industry in increasing its competitiveness during the current economic crisis. The project shows how a regional value chain can be established and ITC will look to replicate this in other regions.