Faithfull to its scouting role for worldwide garment sourcing, Apparel Sourcing Paris continues to encourage the diversification of supply sources, thanks to the appealing formula of the pavilion;
Indeed, 7 national pavilions are available to complete your suppliers prospection:
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Pakistan is the 8th largest exporter of textile products in Asia, and its textile exports grew 12.8% year-over-year to reach $ 4.4 billion in 2017-2018
On the Eastern Asian side:
A true step-up for Hong-Kong, which asserts its legitimacy as a major player in clothing industry thanks to a reinforcement of ten out-of-pavilion exhibitors, bringing the total number of Hong-Kong companies to 25
A 100sqm showcase area will be devoted to the revelation of 10 Chineese Fashion brands, wich will be set in motion during a catwalk
Indochinese Peninsula, relevant strategies valuing the products & services offer:
Although the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EVFTA) is not yet in force, Cambodia's exports to the EU reached $ 16.9 billion, a 13.6% increase compared to the same period last year
Cambodia and its strategic alliance with China, which proposed to participate in the development of the country's road connectivity. Also, Cambodia's exports to the EU still benefit from the "Everything But Arms" initiative, allowing a zero-duty exports to Europe.
On the South Asian side:
Bangladesh textile industry is flourishing, mainly due to its duty free cotton imports.
EU imports from Bangladesh reached $ 19.35 billion in fiscal year 2016-2017, and Bangladesh, like Cambodia, benefits from the "Everything But Arms" initiative.
In Sri Lanka, the apparel sector is expected to exceed $ 5 billion in exports this year, and the industry is much aware of the challenges ahead:
“The skills development aspect is given careful consideration and as there is a labour shortage in the sector, we need to encourage more youth to join the industry. Our co-competencies are rooted in Sri Lanka and we need to integrate the supply chain while meeting the needs of the international buyers.”
Apparel Association Forum Secretary General, Tuly Cooray