Ontinyent, March 29, 2017. The Spanish Intertextile Council (CIE) today held an Executive Committee at the headquarters of the Association of Textile Entrepreneurs of the Valencian Community (ATEVAL) in Ontinyent along with several industrial entrepreneurs and institutional representatives.
Among the topics discussed, we have analyzed the good evolution of the main economic indicators of the past year and the emphasis on the first quarter of 2017. Specifically, the textile / clothing industry has reached a record high of € 15 billion In exports; 9% higher than the previous year and in relation to employment, there was a recovery of 2.3% year-on-year growth.
The meeting also presented the theme of business sustainability as an objective for the textile business and the priorities to be followed for companies. The circular economy has been another topic of discussion, in which it has been agreed that a review of the management strategies, the needs and projects of the sector and the status of the EURATEX claims will be made to the European Commission regarding the proposals Of it. With regard to the state of European regulation for chemicals, the current restrictions and their evolution have been analyzed.
With reference to the International Trade Policy, the current status of negotiations on the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Convention has been discussed, with the main concern being the negotiation of rules of origin. The ICD has also reported on the monitoring and follow-up of the evolution of European imports from Pakistan, which are flooding the Community markets.
The last point of the day has been devoted to innovation. The textile industry calls for a clearly defined industrial strategy and policy at the national and regional levels and supports investments in machinery, in the renewal of industrial equipment and in boosting Industry 4.0.
About the Intertextil Spanish Council
Currently the Spanish Intertextile Council is made up of five members: the Federation of Textile Industry Lanera (FITEXLAN), the Textile Industrial Association of Cotton Process (AITPA), the Textile Sedimentary Federation (FTS) and the National Federation of Finishes, Stampers and Dyers Textiles (FNAETT) – grouped in the Confederation of the Textile Industry (Texfor); And the Association of Textile Entrepreneurs of the Valencian Community (ATEVAL). With an integrating will, the CIE keeps the doors open to the different business associations that make up the textile industry and the clothing sector. In this sense, it invites them to join the project of the most important business organization of fashion in Spain to continue contributing in defense of the interests of the textile industry as a whole, as the CIE has done since its founding in 1979.
ATEVAL is the Association of Textile Entrepreneurs of the Valencian Community. It has 300 associated companies that employ more than 8,000 people. ATEVAL is headquartered in Ontinyent, capital of the Vall d’Albaida region and home to the textile industry in Valencia. ATEVAL organizes annually the international fair Home Textiles Premium, the professional meeting for home textiles, upholstery and decoration. Founded on May 6, 1977, ATEVAL was the first Association of Spain to officially register with the Ministry of Labor.
María Reig. Maria@ateval.com 96 291 30 30