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17.10.2017

Position paper - The transitional provisions laid down in Article 47 of PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425

We, as representatives of the European PPE industry, strongly advocate for a smooth transition period from the Directive 89/686/EEC to the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

The PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 was published in March 2016, starting its two-year transition period to replace the current Directive 89/686/EEC and shall apply from April 2018. However, there is no consensus among the European Commission and the industry on the interpretation of the transitional provisions laid down in Article 47...

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20.06.2017

FOR A SMART AND SMOOTH BREXIT: EURATEX CONTRIBUTION

The EU28 textile and clothing industry is one of the major industries in the EU. With 1.7 million workers, it generated a total turn-over of 171 billion € in 2016. European textile and clothing companies are globally leading, regarding technical textiles, sophisticated high-quality yarns and fibres, as well as high-end apparel goods.

The U.K. lies in 3rd place when ranking the EU27s most important trade partners in textile and clothing goods. On average the U.K. imported products almost 10 billion € worth from the EU 27, while its exports amounted to 6.2 billion € in the same period (2014 -...Read more


08.06.2017

POLICY BRIEF - Prospering in the circular Economy

THE CASE OF EUROPEAN TEXTILE & APPAREL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

The need for a Circular Economy is becoming widely acknowledged across Europe and it is addressed by businesses, society and policy makers; initiatives are booming. 

Reducing waste, combined with an intelligent use of resources, has the potential to solve the gap resulting from natural resource scar­city and global growing population or consumption. 

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07.06.2017

EURATEX supports EU industries statement on FP9

An Ambitious FP9 Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs 

 

We, the undersigned associations representing European key industrial research and innovation stakeholders, call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) as a strong support for EU industrial leadership.

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16.02.2017

Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrialrevolutions and technological innovations. The industry directly employs over 34 million people acrossall Member States, in supply chains comprising hundreds of thousands of SMEs and larger suppliers. Italso indirectly accounts for millions of additional jobs in related sectors.The European manufacturing industry has tremendous capacity for research and innovation, boasts askilled workforce and has earned a global reputation for quality and sustainability. What it now needsis the swift and determined...Read more


12.01.2017

EURATEX POSITION PAPER ON THE COMMISSION’S PROPOSAL TO CHANGE ANTI-DUMPING & ANTI-SUBSIDY LEGISLATION

“Further to the Commission’s proposal to change the antidumping and anti-subsidy legislation, Euratex highlights the need to tackle trade barriers in China and to address sector-specific topics, such as the overcapacities in the man-made fibres and yarns production.”

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06.12.2016

The EU flagship initiative on the garment sector - Euratex position

Considerations on the EU Garment initiative - Euratex, the European Textile and Apparel confederation, welcomes the efforts of the European Commission and the European Parliament to improve the global garment supply chains. With regards to the specific EU Garment initiative, Euratex wishes to draw the attention on the following 8 considerations....Read moreRead more


05.09.2016

Euratex with several business groups express their continued support for TTIP negotiations

The undersigned trade associations reiterate their strong support for the ongoing negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both the European Commission and the U.S. Trade Representative have underlined that the TTIP negotiations remain on track and that intensive efforts are ongoing to conclude an ambitious agreement. Business groups on both sides of the Atlantic remain ready and willing to engage with all stakeholders to support these efforts.......Joint StatementRead more


22.03.2016

Response to public consultation on possible restriction of hazardous substances

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15.06.2015

EURATEX POSITION PAPER ON TEXTILE & CLOTHING RULES OF ORIGIN IN TTIP

Euratex would like to emphasize that the textile and clothing products are part of this one third of industrial goods for which US MFN tariffs are far above 5%, with some peak tariffs (e.g. 11.4% for sewing thread of man-made filaments, 14.7% for woven fabrics of cotton or 28.6% for trousers and 32% for T-shirts). Against this background, rules of origin are a key issue for the EU textile & clothing sector. Simplifying the rules is certainly a good prerequisite but making it adapted enough to the industry patterns will allow EU companies to gain the most benefits from...Read more


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