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Global: Networking and knowledge management for the textile and clothing sector (GTEX)

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    The Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX) and its related work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENATEX) promotes textile and clothing exports from countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The aim is to stimulate employment and income generation along the value chain.

    In its initial phase, the project targets Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The GTEX programme is funded by the Government of Switzerland and co-funded by the Government of Sweden for the MENA region. ITC, in close collaboration with the Swiss State Secretariat of Economics Affairs (SECO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), will implement the programme. The programmes will run until December 2021.


    Ultimate beneficiaries are employees and managers of SMEs that will benefit from job security and possible increased earnings through an increased competitiveness of their companies and the sector as a whole.

    The intermediate beneficiaries are trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) in the T&C sector that benefit from improved management and operations, as well as an enhanced service offering to their enterprise members.

    An inclusive approach will address sustainability issues such as gender, youth and the environment.

    Contact information

    Matthias Knappe – GTEX Programme Manager
    International Trade Centre, Geneva
    54-56 rue de Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
    Tel: (+41) 22 730 0321

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