Papers on backward integration in the Textiles and Clothing Sector
The changing pattern of international trade in textiles and clothing
The following ITC surveys analyse the textiles and clothing industry in a number of African countries. They are structured into 2 parts: a first section examines supply-side constraints while a second one gives an overview of demand-side issues. The surveys then provide some recommendations as to how to address the bottlenecks. Annexes supply with statistics of major T&C products traded per country and a list of companies surveyed. [Note: all the reports are in French.]
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To read about the Programme de formation sur de la chaîne de valeur du coton et de promotion du coton africain (in French). Bangladesh: Dacca, 2 - 4 mai 2010. Vietnam: Hanoï, 5 - 8 mai 2010 / Ho-Chi- Minh Ville, 10-13 mai 2010
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