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Press Release 12 March 2019

2nd panel discussion on Day-2 of ASW aims to address the critical issue of Ease of fashion Imports

The burgeoning demand of the retail sector has led to increased imports…In the last five years, imports into India have increased by around 82%. Nevertheless, there still are a large number of issues that need attention. Be it related to customs duty, legal documentation, lead time, logistics, etc, fashion imports to India have to encounter a maze of challenges before making it to the fashion retail market.
Add to these the Government’s recent move to increase basic customs duty on readymade garments from 10% to 20% besides the ad valorem rate of duty for certain items.
Apparel Sourcing Week’s much-anticipated panel discussion titled Ease of fashion Imports - Steer your way through logistics, banking, customs and visa, with its wellinformed line up of panellists who are the professionals and experts handling imports and exports, will identify and address these pain-points while also providing advice to manufacturers looking at working with India on the Dos and Don’ts of exporting to the country besides touching upon the key issues of logistics, banking and customs.
Slated between 14:30pm – 15:25pm on Day-2 of the event, the panel discussion will be moderated by Mr. Amit Mishra, AVP and Head Sourcing - Technical Services and Quality Assurance of Pantaloons, who is considered as an ingenious and collaborative professional with integrated expertise in apparel product sourcing, cost engineering, consulting, manufacturing, quality assurance, industrial engineering (GSD), across varied product streams and geographies.
Mr. Neeraj Nagpal
Customer Care Associate and President-Brands
Shoppers Stop
Mr. Naagendra Srinivasa
Head Supply Chain & Sourcing
Raymond Apparel Limited
Mr. E. S Shankar
Synergy Express Logistics
Mr. Ashish Gujral
Manager - Supply Chain Finance
Aditya Birla Finance

About Apparel Sourcing Week

Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.

To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.

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