AHMEDABAD: In an effort to promote and boost apparel exports from Gujarat, the Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC) inaugurated its office in Ahmedabad recently. State Chief Secretary, JN Singh, along with State Principal Secretary (Education) Sunaina Tomar were present at the inauguration ceremony on Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) premises.
AEPC, Ashok Rajani said that in the past three months, apparel exports had declined by 12% due to GST and several other reasons. "Currently, apparel exports from India are worth $17 billion and if the Government takes necessary measures, this is likely to grow by 20%," Rajani said.
J N Singh, Chief Secretary, Gujarat Government, said that the 12th office of AEPC will help promote apparel exports from the State and thus give a boost to Gujarat's garment manufacturing industry. "This will help complete the textile value chain of farm to fashion, in Gujarat," Singh said.