Export Competitiveness of Indian Textile and Garment Industry

The textile and garment sectors play an extremely significant role in India in terms specially of share in value added, foreign exchange earnings, and employment. With the impending dismantling of quotas in 2004 under mandate from the Agreement in Textile and Clothing of the WTO, the focus has clearly shifted to the future of the Indian textile and clothing exports. This study is an attempt to evaluate export-competitiveness of the Indian textile and garment exports with a view to assessing the competitive sinews in preparation for the quota-free trade beyond 2004.