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Tunisia: Spanish companies look for local textile and clothing suppliers

Representatives of twelve Spanish textile companies (ready-to-wear, denim, lingerie, bathing suits and sportswear) are currently visiting Tunisia to meet Tunisian suppliers as part of business contacts.

These textile professionals will meet on November 22 and 23 with Tunisian textile manufacturers as part of “B2B” meetings held by the COM-TEXHA (project to support the competitiveness of value chain of textile and clothing sector), in partnership with the Exports Promotion Center (CEPEX).

“Most of the Spanish companies operating in the textile sector receive their supplies from China or Bangladesh, but they are looking for suppliers closer to Spain; as such Tunisia can be of interest for them,” International Trade Centre (ITC) Spanish Consultant Anna Espositi was quoted as saying in a CEPEX press release.

The 38 Tunisian companies benefiting from the COM-TEXHA project can show off their know-how to seduce Spanish customers, CEPEX said.

“Once convinced during these meetings which provide an opportunity for Spanish and Tunisian operators to review business opportunities and to establish partnership in this field, the Spanish operators will visit several Tunisian textile and clothing factories on November 24 and 25.”

The COM-TEXHA project aims at supporting the textile and clothing sector to help it strengthen and improve its value chain and diversify its product offering, consolidate the existing markets and access new market, while optimizing the services proposed by the sector’s trade support institutions.

The project is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint development agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations, in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.


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