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EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

Brussels, 23 February 2021 – The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience. On the occasion of EU Industry Days, EURATEX asks the European Commission and Member States to set the…
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EURATEX for a comprehensive EU Textile Strategy

Brussels, 2 February 2021 – EURATEX responded with clear ideas to the roadmap for a European Textile Strategy. The EC initiative should push the textile and clothing industry to be more competitiveness, innovative and sustainable. The European Commission aims at adopting the European Strategy for Textile by the 3rd Quarter of 2021. It published first…
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EURATEX signs a Joint Letter for Immediate Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs

Brussels, 25 January 2021 – EURATEX, together with seventy-one U.S. and European associations representing a wide range of industries sent a letter today to President Joseph R. Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urging the immediate suspension of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing Trans-Atlantic trade disputes. The coalition stated that suspending tariffs…
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A complete recovery is still uncertain, despite some positive signals – the latest economic data show

Brussels, 21 December 2020 – Data of the third quarter of 2020 show a partial recovery compared to the second quarter. Nevertheless, production is still negative, and signs of a full recovery are yet to be seen. EURATEX is calling the EU for an active engagement in crucial area like circular economy, digitisation and level…
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Due Diligence in the Textile and Clothing Industry

Brussels, 10 December 2020 – Due diligence describes the process by which businesses are expected to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for adverse corporate impact on human rights and the environment. EURATEX recommends the EU to be guided by some principles like harmonization and proportionality. The world’s textile and fashion industry is geographically widely dispersed.…
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The European Textiles Industry makes a final call to reach an agreement on EU-UK negotiations – nearly 130,000 jobs are at stake.

Brussels, 23 November 2020. A new study, commissioned by EURATEX with the University of Leuven[1], reveals that a “no deal” Brexit would have a detrimental impact on the textile and clothing industry (T&C) with job losses over 100,000 for the EU27 and over 27,000 for the UK. Output losses for the UK would be 41.8%…
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ReHubs

Brussels, 16 November 2020 – EURATEX unveils ReHubs, a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials all over Europe. The aim is to create 5 hubs to process textile waste and become European coordination centres. The traditional linear textile business model (from virgin materials to products and then waste), results in high consumption…
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Extended Producers Responsibility in the Textile Sector

Brussels, 21 October 2020 – EURATEX contributes to the EPR policy debate by highlighting the positive and negative aspects of this system. “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR) aims at ensuring that producers contribute financially to the costs of waste management. Indeed, EPR obliges producers to take operational or financial responsibility for the end-of-life phase of their…
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EU Sectors Affected by Transatlantic Aircraft Trade Disputes Call for Urgent De-escalation

Tariffs are causing irreparable damage amidst economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 crisis BRUSSELS – 15 October 2020 Following the publication of the WTO report on the Boeing dispute earlier this week, 13 European associations representing sectors threatened or hit by US tariffs as part of the Airbus dispute have issued an urgent call on the…
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Free, Fair and Sustainable Trade is an essential component of EURATEX strategy

Brussels, 15 October 2020 – EURATEX responded to the EU consultation on the trade policy review, offering 60 specific points, which will help to develop an open but  sustainable trade system, which guarantees the level playing field for European industry. The EU should invest in an ambitious regional agenda, focusing on important partners such as…
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