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Huge opportunity for export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from India to combat COVID 19

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

AEPC said that Indian Exporters have huge opportunity for export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to combat COVID 19 as demand in these products have increased substantially.

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said the segment is outfitting to begin delivering these merchandise, which goes under the clinical materials portion, with the end goal of making India a center point for sourcing of PPE packs throughout the following not many years.

"As indicated by an investigation, there will be household request of Rs 10,000 crore for the following one year and globally there will be a USD 60 billion business in 2025, though India has done just USD 260 million so far a year ago," AEPC Chairman A Sakthivel said.

In spite of the fact that huge numbers of the PPE items required for cutting edge wellbeing laborers are restricted for trades as of now, he said once the neighborhood makers fulfill the Indian need, they ought to be permitted to send out. AEPC has just presented a solicitation for this to the administration.

Indian Technical Textiles Association (ITTA) Chairman K S Sundararaman said there is a strong anti-China sourcing sentiment right now and this presents an opportunity for India.

AEPC will have a different cell for PPE as its prompt undertaking is to give adequate packs locally to forestall their further imports.

Currently Government of India, Director General of Foreign Trade has also allowed export of PPE Coveralls, mask and other PPE's subject to certain conditions.

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