India is the 3rd largest garment exporter to Australia
“Australia is the focus country for garment exporters in India, considering that India and Australia are at an advanced stage of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement and also that the Australian buyers wanting to reduce their over-dependence on China,” said A Sakthivel, Chairman, AEPC at Australia International Sourcing Fair (AISF) in Melbourne. A delegation of 30 garment exporters participated in this fair to explore opportunities for the Indian exporters to tap the Australian clothing market. “We are the third largest exporter of garments to Australia, and has all the potential to boost the business further. The garment exporters must take this advantage to tap this huge US$ 5.61 billion Australian apparel market. India’s apparel exports to Australia in 2012 were around US$ 111 million,” he added. The AISF is the only textile and clothing exhibition for the Australia and New Zealand region. The Indian pavilion was inaugurated by Manika Jain, the Counsel General, CGI India, at Melbourne.