Uzbekistan discussed with France the prospects for cooperation in the textile industry
Due to the receipt of the status of the beneficiary of the General System of Preferences "+" of the European Union (GSP +), Uzbek textiles have become competitive in the European market.
The receipt by the Republic of Uzbekistan of the status of the beneficiary of the General System of Preferences "+" of the European Union (GSP +) has created new opportunities for increasing the export of Uzbek products to the EU. In particular, cooperation in the textile industry is a promising direction.
To this end, on October 18, the Embassy, together with the Paris Fashion Academy and the Uzbektekstilprom Association, organized a meeting in the VKS format with the Vice-President of the Union of Textile Industry Norbert Blanc, Director for Economic and European Affairs of the Union Joel Da Fonseca-Rüllan, Chief Executive Officer of the Textile Federation, underwear and bathing clothes of France Karin Sfar.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to France Sardor Rustambayev and the chairman of the Uztekstilprom Association Ilkhom Khaidarov informed the French side about the reforms taking place in Uzbekistan in recent years.
In his speech, Vice-President of the Union of Textile Industry of France N.Blanc that Uzbekistan attracts a lot of attention from European companies. In addition, he highlighted Uzbekistan's becoming a beneficiary of GSP +, which increases the competitiveness of Uzbek textiles in the European market.
In his words, “there is a possibility of signing a mutually beneficial agreement on the 'outsourcing' of yarn, rough and finished fabric from Uzbekistan. Another direction may be the production of underwear and swimwear, provided that other types of yarn, along with cotton, are used, and that standards and quality requirements are met. "
Within the framework of the meeting, issues of cooperation in the field of organic cotton, recycled textiles, production of non-cotton types of fibers (polyester, viscose, elastin), as well as joint training in this industry were also discussed.