CMAI Capsule for March 2019

68TH NATIONAL GARMENT FAIR
The 68th National Garment Fair Organised by the Association, held on 30th and 31st January, 2019, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063, was Inaugurated by Mr Rakesh Biyani, Managing Director, Future Group and Vice President, CMAI, in the presence of Members of the Managing Committee, Fair Sub- Committee, Exhibitors, Visitors and the Media. The Fair was also visited by Shri Subhash Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Industries and Mining, Government of Maharashtra, on 31st January, 2019.

A Total of 487 Exhibitors (536 Stalls) Presenting 589 Brands and covering a Gross Area of Approximately 3,50,000 Sq. Ft, Participated in the Spring/Summer  Fair. This is the Largest Spring/Summer  Trade Fair ever Organised by the Association till date. A total of 11,724 Visitors visited this Two-Day Fair.

Exhibitors were happy with the Response received from the Retailers who visited this Two-Day Fair.

 

62ND INDIA INTERNATIONAL  GARMENT FAIR
The 62nd India International Garment Fair (IIGF) Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Collections, jointly Organised by The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), GEMA and GEAR and held from 16th to 18th January, 2019, at India Exposition Mart, Halls 1, 3 and 5, Greater Noida, was Inaugurated by Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in the presence of Shri Rahul Mehta, Chairman, IGFA, Dr A Shaktivel, Vice Chairman, AEPC, Members of the Organising Associations, Overseas Buyers, Exhibitors and the Media.

A Total of 208 Participants Covering a Gross Area of Approx. 80,000 Sq. Ft, Participated in the said Fair. The Association forwarded 33 Exhibitors (16 per cent of the Total Participation) admeasuring a Total Gross Area of Approx. 12,000 Sq. Ft (16 per cent of the Total Area) for Participation in the Fair.

A Total of 419 Overseas Buyers and 215 Buying Agents Visited the Three-Day Fair.

 

APPOINTMENT  OF WAZIR ADVISORS PVT. LTD
The Association Appointed M/S Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram, NCR, on a Monthly Retainership Fee of R80,000/- plus GST as applicable, for a Period of 12 Months from 1st January, 2019, for providing Research, Analysis and Strategic Support in Matters pertaining to Apparel Industry Issues and Presentation Support for the various Activities, Advocacy and Representations to the Association.

The Services of Mr D K Nair, who was earlier appointed as Advisor to the Association, have been discontinued with effect from 1st January, 2019.

 

TRANSFORMING INDIA THROUGH RETAIL
CMAI, in Association with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Organised an Evening on ‘Transforming India through Retail’ on 6th February, 2019 at Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai.

Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon. Minister of Textiles, who was the Chief Guest of the Evening, Launched Two of CMAI’s Prestigious Projects—‘India Size’ and ‘Apparel Consumption in India’—and  also Presented the ‘Transforming India Retail Awards’ in the presence of Shri Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary (Textiles), who was the Guest of Honour at the Function.

The Association also Organised a ‘CEO Round Table’ which was Chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Secretary (Textiles) and was attended  by 25 CEOs Representing the Domestic Apparel and Retail Industry on the same Evening.

The Event which was followed by Dinner was well-received by over 450 Members, Brand Owners and Retailers who attended the Evening.

 

MINIMUM WAGES & SPECIAL ALLOWANCE PAYABLE TO THE WORKMEN IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF MAHARSHTRA FOR THE PERIOD 01-01-2019 TO 30-06-2019
This is to inform all Members in Maharashtra that the Minimum Wages Payable to the Workmen in the Readymade Garment Industry in Maharashtra, for the Period 01-01-2019  to 30-06-2019  are as under:

 

Zone

Skilled

Semi-Skilled

Unskilled

I

R8,600

R7,900

R7,400

II

R8,400

R7,700

R7,200

III

R7,800

R7,100

R6,600

 

In addition to the above, Special Allowance Payable for the Period 01-01-2019  to 30-06-2019  is R3,857 and is payable for all Classes and Zones.

 

REPRESENTATIONS & CIRCULARS
The Association has made a Representation to the Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, on 21st December, 2018, requesting her urgent Intervention on the adverse impact of Duty Free Imports of Garments from Bangladesh. The Representation also stated that the Garments coming into India, which are equally concerning, are the back-door entry of Cheap Chinese Fabrics entering India through this route.

The Association also made a Representation on 24th January, 2019 to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and also to the Group of Ministers for MSMEs, urging them to consider Removal of the distinction of GST Rates between Under Construction and Constructed Industrial Units.

The Association also made a Representation on 11th February, 2019 to the Revenue Secretary, Office of the GST Council Secretariat, Commissioner, GST Policy Wing, and Jt. Secretary, Tax Research Unit, Ministry of Finance, Members of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, for the Clarification of the Rate of GST Applicable on various kinds of Quilts Manufactured and Supplied in India.

The Association has once again forwarded its Request on 11th February, 2019, to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, for Reciprocal Duty Structure for India with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and has sought active Support on the same.

The Association also made a Representation on 20th February, 2019, to the Export Promotion (Textile Section) Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, regarding Recognition of CMAI as the Official Representative Body of the Domestic Apparel Industry.

 

28th December, 2018

Cir No. 68th NGF/28/18 sent by E-mail as well as by Courier to Exhibitors in Men’s, Women’s and Kids’ Wear Sections, informing them that the Draw of Lots for Allotment of Stalls will be held on 11th January, 2019, at the Textile Committee Auditorium, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

11th January, 2019

Cir No. 68th NGF/29 & 30 sent by Courier to all Exhibitors in the 68th National Garment Fair, giving the details of Check-in/Checkout Procedures, List of Service Procedures, Dos and Don’ts to be followed strictly by the Exhibitors.

24th January, 2019

Cir No. 68th NGF/31 & 32/18 sent by E-mail to all Exhibitors requesting them once again to strictly adhere to the Dos and Don’ts that were sent to them to avoid any disappointment later on.

22nd February, 2019

Cir No. L-1/33/19 sent by E-mail to all Members in Maharashtra informing them of the Minimum Wages and Special Allowance Payable to the Workmen in the Garment Industry in Maharashtra for the Period 01-01-2019  to 30-06-2019.

1st March, 2019

Cir No. C-2 / 34 / 19 sent to all Members in and around Jogeshwari Area informing them that the Association will be Organising Free Eye Check Up Camps on 11th & 12th March, 2019, for Workmen engaged in their Factories and after the Eye Check Up Camps they would be provided prescribed Glasses Free of Cost by the Association.

8th March, 2019

Cir No. 63rd IIGF/ 35/19 sent to all Members of the Association by E-mail as well as by Courier informing them the Organising of the 63rd India International Garment Fair (Spring/Summer

2020) from 4th to 6th July, 2019, at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, and requesting them to take part in the said Fair.

8th March, 2019

Cir No. F-9/36/19 sent to all Members of the Association by e-mail informing that the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) in association with WGSN, UK, is organising a Seminar on Fashion Forecast – Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 and beyond, on

29th March, 2019, at Walchand Hirachand Hall, Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC), Mumbai, and requesting them to Participate in the said Seminar.

 

LIST OF MEMBERS ADMITTED IN THE MANAGING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 13TH FEBRUARY, 2019

LIFE MEMBER (MUMBAI)
M/S Focus Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai

LIFE MEMBER (WESTERN INDIA)
M/S Ozone House, Ahmedabad

PRIMARY MEMBERS (MUMBAI)
M/S True Fashion, Mumbai
M/S Khaital, Mumbai
M/S Honey Enterprises, Mumbai
M/S Fiona Fashion, Mumbai
M/S Riddhi Siddhi Enterprises, Mumbai
M/S S K Fashion, Mumbai
M/S Vijay International  (India), Mumbai
M/S Span Life Style, Mumbai
M/S Dilli Bambai Lifestyle Brands LLP, Mumbai
M/S Pritam Gaments, Mumbai
M/S Zeel Creation, Mumbai
M/S Nishka Enterprise, Mumbai
M/S Someshwer Nx, Mumbai
M/S Omans Creation, Mumbai
M/S Charmi Fashion, Mumbai
M/S Fab Craft, Mumbai
M/S Kanchan Clothing, Mumbai
M/S Balaji Creation, Mumbai
M/S Little Blue, Mumbai
M/S Shree Ganesh Enterprises, Mumbai
M/S High Point Enterprises LLP, Mumbai
M/S Yug Creation, Mumbai
M/S Maahir Clothing LLP, Mumbai
M/S Ras Creation, Mumbai
M/S Vaamil, Mumbai
M/S Fashion Vogue, Mumbai

PRIMARY MEMBERS (WESTERN INDIA)
M/S B R Style, Ahmedabad
M/S T Studio, Ahmedabad
M/S Padam Plastic Industries, Valsad
M/S Pooja Sales, Ahmedabad
M/S R J Initiate, Ahmedabad
M/S Shyam Sunder Readymade Store, Ahmedabad
M/S Panghat Designer, Surat
M/S R S Creation, Ahmedabad
M/S S. G Enterprise, Surat
M/S Ambika Overseas Pvt. Ltd, Surat
M/S Shreesa Apparels, Kolhapur
M/S Volume Enterprise, Ahmedabad
M/S Nemil Arts, Ahmedabad
M/S Purab Fashion, Ahmedabad
M/S Anmol Fashions, Surat

PRIMARY MEMBERS (SOUTHERN INDIA)
M/S 4M Clothing LLP, Bengaluru
M/S Toplight Brands Pvt. Ltd, Tirupur
M/S Fulchand Fashion Retail Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
M/S Yavonne Clothing Company, Ernakulam
M/S Induro Lifestyle Resources Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

PRIMARY MEMBERS (NORTHERN INDIA)
M/S Oliva Knits, Ludhiana
M/S Diksha Knitwears Pvt. Ltd, Ludhiana
M/S Aujjessa Designs Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
M/S Libas Fashion, Jaipur
M/S Shree Satya Impex, Ludhiana
M/S Shree Enterprises, Indore
M/S Anant Enterprises, Jaipur
M/S Aahana Fashion, Jaipur
M/S Rajwada Creations, Jaipur
M/S Aman Exports International, Jaipur
M/S Madhu Enterprises, Delhi
M/S Sachin Kumar Vipin Kumar, Indore
M/S Cutecumber Designs Pvt. Ltd, Ghaziabad
M/S Barn Clothing Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
M/S Vansh Fashion, Jaipur
M/S Sangeeta Creations, New Delhi
M/S Utkarsh Creations, Indore
M/S Monika Clothings, New Delhi
M/S H. Kumar & Sons, Jaipur
M/S Jee Sab Shirts, Indore

PRIMARY MEMBERS (EASTERN INDIA)
M/S Cotton Club Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata
M/S IRIS Clothings Limited, Howrah
M/S Shiv Shankar Expeller Industries, Kolkata

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (MUMBAI)
M/S Reliable Interlink LLP, Mumbai
M/S Prakash Textiles, Mumbai
M/S U K Enterprises, Mumbai
M/S Premco Global Limited, Mumbai

ASSOCIATE MEMBER  (SOUTHERN INDIA)
M/S Corner Stone India, Bellary

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (NORTHERN INDIA)
M/S Logic ERP Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Mohali
M/S Next Edge Retails, New Delhi

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Dear Friends,

Life moves on, Times move on, Markets move… And so does CMAI. After close to 40 years at our Mahalaxmi Chambers Office, CMAI is moving to its New Office at Prabhadevi—and the move is significant in more ways than one. It brings CMAI much closer to its main constituency in Mumbai, the Western Suburbs; it brings all the various offices under one roof, and, for the first time, enables it to offer additional facilities to its Members.

And so, by the time you receive this issue, CMAI will have a brand new Address: 901, Naman Midtown, ‘A’ Wing, Behind Kamgar Kala Kendra, Senapati Bapat Marg, Prabhadevi (West), Mumbai 400 013.     .... Read More