India is adding 40 new Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) codes for technical textiles sector in coming months to its existing 207 HSN codes.
The codes will further facilitate in monitoring import export data and in providing fiscal support to the technical textile sector.
Mr Ravi Capoor, Secretary of Ministry of Textiles India said, “Globally, the technical textiles market is around 200-250 billion US dollars with a very high compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) and India is still not in the forefront in terms of annual growth rate of the sector.”
While speaking at an industry event on technical textiles: technologies, markets and investments, he said, “Indian government is currently discussing the mandatory use of technical textiles in over 90 areas.”
In India, technical textile industry is largely import dependent with several products like specialty fiber or yarns, medical implants, sanitary products, protective textiles, webbings for seat belts, etc. being mostly imported.
Indian technical textile industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20pc to 28.7 billion US dollars by 2020-21 from 16.6 billion US dollars in 2017-18.