SOUTH AFRICA TEXTILE SECTOR STRUGGLES DESPITE CHINA IMPORT QUOTAS

BY STEVEN SWINDELLS

SOUTH African restrictions on the import of Chinese textiles and clothing have not come to the rescue of the country's ailing textile sector as effectively as had been hoped, Brian Brink, executive director of South African industry group Textile Federation (Texfed), has told just-style.

Instead of reducing imports, the new quota system has merely resulted in South African clothing manufacturers seeking alternative suppliers to restricted Chinese inputs rather than turning to the local sector for their needs. India, ...


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