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Sub: Inviting participation in COLOMBIATEX 2018, 23-25 January, 2018

Dear Member,

The Council proposesto organise group participation in COLOMBIATEX, 23-25 January, 2018 being heldat Medellin City, Colombia.

Colombiatex is the largest fair in Latin America for the entire Textile valuechain, attracting buyers from all over LAC region to source their requirementof Textile.

The Council invites members to take advantage of this event to gain furtheraccess into the Latin American market.

Textile and Clothing industry in Colombia:

The textile and apparel sector is one of the most important sectors in Colombiarepresenting 14% of total employment in the manufacturing sector

With severalbilateral and multi lateral regional agreements, import of yarn and fabricsinto Colombia  keep increasing in recent years, for conversion andre-export as well as for domestic consumption. Free Trade Agreement (FTA)between Colombia and USA has prompted several Chain Stores in USA to increasetheir sourcing from Colombia, thereby offering a greater scope for supplyingyarns and fabrics to Colombia for conversion.

Colombia accounts for approx.6% of imports of Cotton Textiles in the LACregion.  India is the 2nd largest supplier of Cotton Textiles with a shareof 20%.

It may be noted that, Colombia importedUS$ 1.89 Billion worth of Textile & Clothing, of which import of CottonTextiles was US$ 490 million in the year 2016-2017. Cotton Fabrics dominate theimport market with a share of 64% followed by Yarn and Made-ups.

Exhibitor Profile

Producers and traders of textiles, Textiles and Apparel Supplies Manufacturersand traders, textiles and Apparel equipment and machinery, Raw materials, andspecialized services.

Product Profile:

All types of Yarn, Fashion Fabrics, Denims, Shirting, Suiting, Home Textiles& Accessories

Venue and Dates:

Convention and Exposition Center, Plaza Mayor, Medellin City, Colombia, 23rdto 25th January, 2018

Participation Fees:

Participation fees for a standard stall of 9 sq.mtrs. is Rs.2,96,000/- only.

Participation fees includes standard built up stall of 9 Sq. Mtrs, 3Spotlights, Fascia Sign, Power Point, 1 Table and 3 Chairs, 1 Clothes Rail, 3Shelves.

Please note that, this fee does not include airfare, hotel expenditure, sendingdisplay material and other related expenditure.

MAI / MDA funding

In accordance with the recent amendments in the MAI / MDA guidelines andconditional approval from the Ministry of Commerce, funding / subsidy isavailable subject to the following important criteria:

  • Only if a minimum of 30 eligible exporters participate in this event, MAI funding will be available.
  • Those exporters who have already availed subsidised fee structure under MAI scheme for 3 or more times including past participation will not be considered as eligible participants to avail MAI benefit for further participation at this event.
  • Those exporters who have already availed MAI benefit for 3 or more times can participate by paying full participation fee.
  • In the event of participation of at least 30 exporters (for the 1st or 2nd or 3rd time), applicable MAI benefit will be passed on to eligible exhibitors after finalisation of the participation.
  • An exporter can avail MAI benefit for participation in a maximum of 2 approved events in a financial year.

Publicity for India Pavilion:

  • An extensive pre-event publicity will be undertaken by the Council with support from the Embassy of India and Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Colombia.
  • Exclusive branding for India Pavilion will be undertaken at the Venue.

Application Form:

Exporters registered with TEXPROCIL and other Textile & Apparel EPCs canapply for participation in this event.  MembersInterested to participate are requested to send their filled up Application withfull participation fee by way of Demand Draft / Cheque in favour of "TheCotton Textiles Export Promotion Council" (payable at Mumbai) to thefollowing address on or before 28th September, 2017.
(Please click here to download Application Form)

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council
Engineering Centre, 5th Floor
9 Mathew Road
Mumbai-400 004
Attn: Mr. N Ravindranathan, Director
Tel: 022-23632910/11/12

Terms of Participation

A. In case of cancellation / withdrawal of participation by Members,participation fees will be forfeited as follows:

Less than 30 days prior to start of the event:   100%
30 - 60 days prior to start of the event:  75%
60 days or earlier to the start of the event 50%

B. Booth allocation will be done by Texprocil and will be binding to all theexhibitors through the Council. In case of any grievance, decision of theExecutive Director remains final.

Should you require any other information, we will be glad to answer thesame. 

For further details please contact:
Mr. N. Ravindranathan / Mrs. Priya
Tel: 022-2363 2910 to 12
ravi@texprocil.org  (or) priya@texprocil.org 

Being an esteemed member of the Council & a leading exporter of cottontextiles, we solicit your participation in this event, thereby supportinginitiatives by the Council.

Dr Siddhartha Rajagopal
Executive Director