|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
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
Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, a three-day Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.
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.