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CMAI Capsule for July 2019

RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION

As you are aware, all Members have to Renew their Membership of the Association in April 2019. The Association has already sent out a Pro forma Invoice dated April 1, 2019 to all the Members with the request to Renew their Membership for the Financial Year 2019–2020. While most of the Members have sent their Renewal Subscription, a few Members have yet to Renew their Membership of the Association.

The Association has sent a Reminder—dated August 1, 2019 to those Members who have still not renewed their Membership, requesting them to do so at the earliest to avoid discontinuation of Services. Members can also avail of the Cost Benefit of Paying the Membership Renewal Fee in Advance for 3–5 years.

Members are requested to also send a Copy of the GST Certificate along with the Renewal to enable the Association to update the Records and issue the Tax Invoice along with the Receipt to the Members, upon realisation of the Cheque.

69TH NATIONAL GARMENT FAIR

The 69th National Garment Fair (NGF) , India’s largest Apparel Trade Show , was held from July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063. The 69th National Garment Fair was Inaugurated by Mr Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI in presence of

Mr Rajesh Masand, Vice President, Mr Rohit Munjal, Chairman, Fair Sub-Committee,  Anand Chokshi, Joint Chairman, Fair Sub-Committee,  Members of the Managing Committee & Fair Sub-Committee,  Mr Ankit Agarwal, Business Head, Udaan, Exhibitors, Visitors, and the Media.

A Total of 882 Exhibitors (974 Stalls) Presenting 1,062 Brands and covering a Gross Area of Approximately 7,00,000 Square Feet Participated in the Winter Fair. This was the Largest ever Trade Fair Organised by the Association. 42,386 Visitors visited this Four-Day Fair.

The ‘Business Networking Session’ Organised by the Association between Exhibitors and Agents and Distributors was well-received by the Exhibitors who Participated in this Session.

he Fair was well received by all the Exhibitors and Retailers.

63RD INDIA INTERNATIONAL  GARMENT FAIR

The 63rd India International Garment Fair (IIGF) Spring/Summer 2020 was held from July 4–6, 2019 at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh). A Total of 329 Exhibitors, Covering an Area of 6,900 Square Metres, Participated in the said Fair. The 63rd IIGF was jointly Inaugurated by Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and Shri Rahul Mehta, Chairman, International  Garment  Fair Association  (IGFA), in the presence  of Shri Lalit Thukral, Vice Chairman, IGFA, and Shri Rajiv Dewan, President, Garment Exporters Association of Rajasthan (GEAR).

A Total of 683 Overseas Buyers (448 Companies) from 66 Countries and 424 Buying Agents Visited the Three-Day Fair.

53 Exhibitors (16 per cent of the Total Participation) Participated through CMAI in the 63rd India International Garment Fair.

CONCILIATION  & ARBITRATION SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY, 2019
Particulars June 2019

July 2019

No. of Cases Amount No. of Cases Amount
Opening Total Cases Pending Resolution 2,145 R429,563,459 2,178 R433,998,897
New Complaints

50

R7,271,665

35

R3,425,150
Resolved Complaints

17

R363,479

41

R2,590,924
Payments Recovered

46

R2,472,748

55

R6,955,291
Total Cases Pending Resolution 2,178 R433,998,897 2,172 R427,877,832
Payments Received

37

R1,394,148

37

R3,608,962
Post Dated Cheque Received

9

R1,078,600

18

R3,346,329
Total Payments Received

46

R2,472,748

55

R6,955,291
C Forms Collected in the Period on behalf of Members

1

R3,826,593

REPRESENTATIONS & CIRCULARS

We have made a Representation to the Hon’ble Minister of Women, Child Development and Textiles on June 20, 2019, requesting the Hon’ble Minister to take up the Issue of Sale of Carry Bags by the Retailers, with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

We have a sent a Communication on June 22, 2019, to the Secretary, (Textiles), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, regarding CMAI’s Participation in the SAMARTH Scheme.

We have sent a Brief Note on the Suggestions made by our President, Mr Rahul Mehta, at the Interactive Session with Stakeholders held at Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi, on June 27, 2019 to the Ministry of Textiles, on June 28, 2019.

We have sent a Communication to the Secretary (Textiles), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, on June 29, 2019, Nominating Members from CMAI to be on the Technical Committee that will be Constituted for the ‘INDIASize Project’.

Subsequent to the Meeting with the Leading Industry Associations convened by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on July 1, 2019, the Association has submitted a Detailed Note of the Impact and Implications on Import of Ready-made Garments from Bangladesh, on July 8, 2019 to the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Hon’ble Minister of Women, Child Development and Textiles, Secretary (Textiles ) and Trade Advisor, Ministry of Textiles.

The Association has sent a Note on the TURQUALITY Scheme to the Trade Advisor, Ministry of Textiles on July 24, 2019 recommending that this Scheme should be used on a Conceptual basis to evolve our own unique Scheme appropriate to the needs of the Industry.

The Association has also submitted its reply to the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 5501 for July 26, 2019 to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, on July 23, 2019.

The Association has submitted a Representation to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, on July 30, 2019, humbly requesting  that Merchandise  Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for Garments and Made-ups be continued with the existing Rate of four per cent until such time as the alternate WTO Compliance Scheme is formulated and Implemented.

 
July 26, 2019 Cir. No. W-5/8/19 sent to all Members in Maharashtra by E-mail requesting them to Submit Internal Complaints Committee  (ICC) under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. As per Section Four of the Act, it is mandatory for all workplaces  having 10 or more Employees to constitute a Committee under the Act for each of the Offices separately and to frame a Policy under the Act.
July 27, 2019 Cir. No. 09/19 sent to all Members of the Association by E-mail requesting all Members of the Trade to Sign the Petition to be submitted to the Government of India requesting that MEIS for Garments (HS Code 61 and 62) and Made-Ups (HS Code 63) should be continued till the alternative scheme is formulated and implemented.

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