There is worry amid the exporting community that momentary suspension of business owing to coronavirus spread may outcome in cancellation of orders by some of the buyers foremost to major monetary implicatios for Indian export models and resultant shutdowns.
Contemplating the seriousness of the emerging situation, Apparel Export Marketing Council (AEPC) in a letter has appealed to most of the EU and US stores, world wide manufacturers, shopping for houses for their continued guidance in this vital time by not cancelling orders as it would seriously affect the livelihood of 1000’s of workers.
AEPC Chairman A Sakthivel mentioned that Indian exporters have an understanding of that the existing circumstance and are eager to cooperate in any way like keeping again transport until stores reopened and even increase payment conditions.
“In this sort of tricky instances, we have encouraged our associates to cooperate with buyers by showing more flexibility towards deliveries and so on. As a state and as a Council we are grateful to buyers (brand) like you who have constantly supported India. Your common orders supply employment to thousands and thousands of workers from each individual strata of modern society, from farmers to rural workers to ladies, who are right or indirectly dependent on this sector and earning wages amongst $one hundred twenty and $two hundred,” the AEPC chairman mentioned.
AEPC extended guidance to Indian exporters by taking up their situation with the buyers, if this sort of a need occurs.
“We hope and pray that the circumstance will become standard in the upcoming several weeks. As an important partner in sharing the accountability that this sector has to the men and women engaged in the source chain, we look forward to your variety knowledge and pray that you will consider our ask for,” AEPC mentioned.