Euratex Annual Report - 2016
As the new President of EURATEX, I do believe that our industry should focus on three
. the importance of free and fair trade between key global trading partners
. the vital role of sustainability in the European textile and clothing industry
. the need to intensify market-driven applied research to defend Europe’s position
as an innovation leader in the global marketplace
Exports outside Europe are an important engine for growth in the EU textile and clothing industry since sales in third markets represent more than 26% of the yearly total turnover. Access to third markets with important trading partners is a key political element and should be set on a fair basis to ensure a free access to end markets in which innovative and creative European textile and clothing products are in demand.