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EURATEX contribution to the EU-US call for proposals for regulatory cooperation activities

EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, welcomes the EU-US trade negotiations on industrial goods. EURATEX represents the entire value chain of the European Textile and Clothing sector, from yarns to ready-made garments’ producers. EURATEX' member federations represent in the EU some 171,072 companies, mostly SMEs, with a turnover of €178 billion, employing 1.7 million workers. The EU is the world’s second biggest exporter of textiles and clothing with 22% and 25% of world sales respectively in 2018. In 2018, extra-EU exports of textile and clothing products reached €50...[read more]


EU and UK business: No deal Brexit is a no-win outcome that must be avoided

With less than 20 days left until Brexit, European businesses are calling for a no deal Brexit to be averted immediately to avoid major disruption of supply chains across all industries and to protect jobs. 


The undersigned organizations reiterate that a no-deal Brexit will have disastrous consequences for businesses and citizens on both sides of the Channel.


EU and UK companies have benefited from over 40 years of economic integration and 25 years of the Single Market. As a result, value chains have become so closely intertwined that a no-deal Brexit will lead to...[read more]


EURATEX Bulletin n°4/2018 reveals impact of BREXIT on the European Textile & Clothing sector and offers a forecast for 2019


 19 DECEMBER 2018 - The very positive 2017 EU economic evolution, benefiting the upstream part of the value chain with a robust growth of textiles and man-made fibres production and good export performances in the manufacturing industry, materialized into a strong turnover evolution during 2017. Though the global economy continues to perform well overall, the outlook in 2018...[read more]


2018 EURATEX Convention in Valencia

The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector: EURATEX brings together entrepreneurs and local authorities for its annual Convention.


The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized in Ontynient (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Español (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to...[read more]


EURATEX calls to make industry a priority for the EU’s future

As part of the Industry4Europe coalition, EURATEX joined a call addressing the candidates for the 2019 European Elections. 

 The aim of this initiative is to make industry a top priority for EU policy makers, including future Members of the European Parliament and the future mandate of the European Commission.

 Click here to download the call (translated into 22 EU languages).To learn more please visit[read more]


EURATEX joins the European business call for swift ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

EURATEX joins 27 European business organisations in reiterating its support to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and calls on the European Parliament for a swift ratification process, following the signature of the agreement on 17 July 2018. 

 The Textile and Clothing sector accounts for almost 4% of the EU exports in goods to Japan, with nearly 1.9 billion€ in 2017, mainly garments and technical textiles. By reinforcing an already strategic collaboration between EU and Japan, the agreement opens amazing business opportunities for companies in the Textile and Clothing...[read more]


Addressing the skills challenge of the European Textile and Clothing sector

EURATEX invites experts in Brussels for the final conference of the Erasmus+ Project TEXAPP


BRUSSELS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The final conference of the Erasmus+ TEXAPP project was hosted by EURATEX on 25 September. The event, held to showcase the results of the project, was also an opportunity for insightful conversations on one of the pressing issues in the textile and clothing industry today: the lack of skilled workforce. 


As one of the keynote speakers, João Santos (Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion at the...[read more]

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