European T&C exports to Japan increased 8,4% since the entry into force of the EPA

Brussels, 08/05/2020 – It’s been little more than one year since the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan entered into force. European textile and clothing companies benefited greatly from the agreement as, despite some customs’ procedures challenges, exports towards Japan increased by 8,4%. From the entry into force in February 2019 to January…
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EURATEX signs a joint appeal on the recovery plan for COVID-19

EURATEX and other organizations, representing textile, apparel, footwear, travel goods, and fashion industry across the globe, made a joint appeal to governments, stakeholders, and supply chain partners. COVID-19 is a major health crisis that requires the united and undivided efforts of billions of people – including first responders, health professionals, policy makers, essential service providers,…
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EURATEX enters in constructive dialogue with European Commission to develop recovery strategy for textile and apparel industry

Brussels 17 April 2020 – The European textiles and clothing sector needs urgent support, if it wants to remain a strategic pillar of the European economy. EURATEX President Alberto Paccanelli held a constructive dialogue with Commissioner Breton to develop quick and effective solutions. According to a recent survey among European textile and clothing companies, short…
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EURATEX welcomes lifting of duties and VAT on certain imports to fight COVID-19

EURATEX appreciates the measures taken by the European Commission right before Easter. In order to help in the fight against coronavirus, the EC decided to waive customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices and protective equipment from third countries. The European Commission published a list of goods, which is indicative, as each…
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European industry trade and supply chain need to respond to Covid-19

EURATEX and other 10 European Associations signed a letter to the to the Trade and Health attachés of the Permanent Representations and to the European Commission ahead of the Trade Council Meeting of 16 April 2020.   The European industry is working around the clock to increase capacity and ensure supply of critical medicines and…
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COVID-19 outbreak may cause a 50% drop in sales and production for the European textile and clothing sector

Brussels, 2 April 2020 – Recent Eurostat data show that the European textile and clothing manufacturing went through a difficult year in 2019, despite good retail sales and export performances. This trend will worsen in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. An ongoing EURATEX poll with its members shows that 80% of companies are already…
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EURATEX is contributing to a coordinated response to the COVID19 pandemic

As the impact of the corona crisis is growing, EURATEX calls for a stronger coordination and cooperation among the EU and its member states, and clear communication on the required safety measures. European textile companies are contributing to face the crisis. Textile and apparel businesses around Europe are facing hard times, as nearly every other…
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EU Circular Economy Action Plan: EURATEX stands ready with concrete and realistic proposals to move it forward.”

Brussels, 11 March 2020 – The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products; for several years already, the industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact. That’s why EURATEX welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan, released by the European Commission today, as it…
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European Industries welcome an important industry focus from the European Commission

European Union, 11 March 2020 – Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, is pleased to receive the publication by the European Commission of its much-awaited New Industrial Strategy for Europe. The European Commission has presented an EU Industrial Strategy that recognises industry as “central to Europe’s…
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The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?

EURATEX welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but reality checks and close monitoring of the implementation will be essential .