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11.03.2019

EU and UK business: No deal Brexit is a no-win outcome that must be avoided

With less than 20 days left until Brexit, European businesses are calling for a no deal Brexit to be averted immediately to avoid major disruption of supply chains across all industries and to protect jobs. 

 

The undersigned organizations reiterate that a no-deal Brexit will have disastrous consequences for businesses and citizens on both sides of the Channel.

 

EU and UK companies have benefited from over 40 years of economic integration and 25 years of the Single Market. As a result, value chains have become so closely intertwined that a no-deal Brexit will lead to...[read more]


19.12.2018

EURATEX Bulletin n°4/2018 reveals impact of BREXIT on the European Textile & Clothing sector and offers a forecast for 2019

THE PUBLICATION ALSO INCLUDES EU CONSOLIDATED CHANGES, TRADE ESTIMATES, AND BASIC STRUCTURAL DATA (PRODUCTION INDEX, PRODUCTION PRICES, TURNOVER, INVESTMENTS, HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION, RETAIL TRADE AND CONSUMER PRICES)

 19 DECEMBER 2018 - The very positive 2017 EU economic evolution, benefiting the upstream part of the value chain with a robust growth of textiles and man-made fibres production and good export performances in the manufacturing industry, materialized into a strong turnover evolution during 2017. Though the global economy continues to perform well overall, the outlook in 2018...[read more]


26.10.2018

2018 EURATEX Convention in Valencia

The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector: EURATEX brings together entrepreneurs and local authorities for its annual Convention.

 

The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized in Ontynient (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Español (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to...[read more]


22.10.2018

EURATEX calls to make industry a priority for the EU’s future

As part of the Industry4Europe coalition, EURATEX joined a call addressing the candidates for the 2019 European Elections. 

 The aim of this initiative is to make industry a top priority for EU policy makers, including future Members of the European Parliament and the future mandate of the European Commission.

 Click here to download the call (translated into 22 EU languages).To learn more please visit www.industry4europe.eu[read more]


16.10.2018

EURATEX joins the European business call for swift ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

EURATEX joins 27 European business organisations in reiterating its support to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and calls on the European Parliament for a swift ratification process, following the signature of the agreement on 17 July 2018. 

 The Textile and Clothing sector accounts for almost 4% of the EU exports in goods to Japan, with nearly 1.9 billion€ in 2017, mainly garments and technical textiles. By reinforcing an already strategic collaboration between EU and Japan, the agreement opens amazing business opportunities for companies in the Textile and Clothing...[read more]


27.09.2018

Addressing the skills challenge of the European Textile and Clothing sector

EURATEX invites experts in Brussels for the final conference of the Erasmus+ Project TEXAPP

 

BRUSSELS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The final conference of the Erasmus+ TEXAPP project was hosted by EURATEX on 25 September. The event, held to showcase the results of the project, was also an opportunity for insightful conversations on one of the pressing issues in the textile and clothing industry today: the lack of skilled workforce. 

 

As one of the keynote speakers, João Santos (Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion at the...[read more]


16.07.2018

Euratex released bulletin n°2/2018

THE BULLETIN PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE EU TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXTERNAL TRADE IN 2016-2017. IT INCLUDES TRADE EVOLUTION BY SECTOR (I.E. FIBRES, YARNS, FABRICS, CARPETS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES, HOME TEXTILES, WORKWEAR, MEN & WOMENSWEAR), BY PRODUCTS AND BY EU MAIN TRADE PARTNERS.

 

Increased demand for EU technical textiles and clothing articles 

 

Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased. With a 39% share in 2017, the sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU. This growth translated into almost €10.6 bn of exports, an increase...[read more]


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