Ministry of Textiles have classified over 207 items under technical textiles. The move will large number of producers who do not have clarity about their specifications or rather lack of it in HSC. Now, medicinal bandages and tapes, cotton wool, tent fabrics, nylon ropes, painting canvas, glass fibres, life jackets and certain outer garments are among the 207 items classified under technical textiles.
The government’s move to identify the harmonized system (HS) code for these products will aid clarity in export and import data compilation along with targeted incentives for the sector. Earlier, many producers could not define technical textiles as they are scattered across various sectors like medical devices, automobile products etc.