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November 21, 2013

Chinese Buyers Source U.S. Cotton-Rich Yarns at Jakarta Event

Cotton Council International (CCI) hosted the 2013 COTTON USA Chinese Yarn Buyers Tour in Jakarta to promote U.S. cotton-rich yarns produced by mills in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

CCI organized 240 personal meetings between 15 ASEAN suppliers and 16 Chinese yarn importers, leading to numerous requests for the mills’ U.S. cotton yarn samples. CCI also provided the opportunity for the Chinese buyers to tour spinning facilities in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Survey results indicate that the participating mills have high expectations for U.S. cotton yarn sales as a result of the event.

The COTTON USA event also included a conference with a keynote presentation by Mr. Yang Shibin, the head of the China Knitters Association and vice president of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, on China’s textile and garment policy. Yang noted the opportune timing of the COTTON USA yarn fair given the need for Chinese textile manufacturers to have quality suppliers of base products such as yarns. He went on to say that Chinese companies are being encouraged to seek out overseas investment opportunities in manufacturing industries, including textiles.

Cotton Incorporated presented an update on the U.S. and world raw cotton economic situation and displayed new product developments, while the Indonesian Textile Association (API) made a presentation on the ASEAN and Indonesian textile industries. CCI also briefed the participants on the recently launched Cotton LEADS™ program, and three yarn spinners expressed interest in joining the program.

Participating ASEAN yarn spinners included: APAC, Argo Group, Chiem Patana, Choongnam, Danliris, Embee Plumbon, Hanosimex, Indiratex, Indorama, Natatex, Phong Phu, Primayudha, Thai Kurabo, Thanh Cong and World Yamatex.

Chinese buyers represented the following companies: Black Peony, Changzhou Xinhongji, DongGuan KeFang, Esquel, Foshan Seazon, Huafang, Nantong Dongdi, Tianjin Tianfang, Yixing Lucky, Changzhou Loasan, Daxing Knitting, Dongtai Oriental Weaving, Linyi Aotai, Shanghai Lion City, Wujiang Atlantic and Zhangjiagang Zhenmeng.


CCI Connects with Peruvian Textile Industry at Expotextil

CCI's sponsorship of Expotextil, the second largest textile show in Peru, gave COTTON USA a direct line to communicate COTTON USA’s benefits to 22,000 attendees from Peru’s textile and apparel sector. CCI has sponsored the National Society of Industries’ Expotextil since 2010 to increase COTTON USA’s brand exposure in the local industry and boost relationships with leading Peruvian textile companies.

During the four-day event, CCI sponsored a fashion show featuring cotton apparel from local brands and manufacturers and a conference room where visitors discussed the latest news on global trends affecting the textile sector. Leading companies including Creditex S.A., La Colonial S.A. and Textil Romosa held one-on-one business meetings with regional and local buyers.

CCI maximized exposure of the COTTON USA program through an ad in the exhibitor’s guide as well as banners, brochures and notebooks distributed to guests.

Peru is an important market for U.S. cotton exports, with a total of 249,700 bales exported in the 2012 marketing year, as well as a U.S. cotton share of more than 80 percent in the Andean Region.


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