Business meet with Sudanese Readymade Garments importers/wholesalers (25 February 2022)
As part of celebration of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and to promote Indian Readymade Garments sector, the Embassy in collaboration with Apparel Export Promotion Council of India (AEPC) organized a ‘Business meet with Sudanese Readymade Garments importers/wholesalers’ on 25 February 2022. AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India which provides valuable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments.
2. On this occasion, prominent Sudanese importers/wholesales and businessmen in garment sector, representatives from Union of Chambers of Commerce and Federation of Sudanese Industrial chambers attended the event. Around 50 invitees attended the event.
3. Mr. Ashok Rajani, Chairman, Fairs and Exhibitions Committee, AEPC and Dr. Tamanna Chatuurvedi, Deputy Secretary General, AEPC virtually participated in the event from India.
4. In his remarks, Mr. Ashok Rajani mentioned that Sudan is a great partner for India in the apparel industry and there are certain product segments where India is the only supplier to Sudan market. He stated that for India, Sudan is an important market for the Apparel Industry and there is a lot of scope to enhance this relations.
5. Dr. Tamanna Chatuurvedi, Deputy Secretary General, AEPC gave a presentation ‘Export prospects for Indian Apparel in Sudan’ covering all the aspects and opportunities in readymade garment sector of India.
6. Mr. B.S. Mubarak in his speech remarked that Government of India is keen to enhance bilateral trade between India and Sudan and readymade garment sector has a major share in total trade between both countries.
7. Mr. Omer Al-Sayed, Prominent Sudanese businessmen (RMG sector) and former Head of Readymade Garments Imports Division in Union of Sudanese Chamber of Commerce, shared his experience and mentioned that Sudanese buyers should take full advantage of India’s vast production capacity in the readymade garments sector.
8. The programme concluded with discussions on challenges and opportunities in readymade garment sector, in which several importers shared their experience with India and also shared the challenges in importing from India. The AEPC and the Embassy assured the businessmen of all possible support in order to facilitate smooth trade in readymade garment sector.
9. A video titles ‘New India New Opportunities’ was also screened during the event.