The 27-nation bloc contributes about 30 percent in the country's overall textile exports.
European Union (EU) has been raising protective barriers against Textiles and Garments exports from India through various Non-Tariff barriers such as Labelling Certification and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances), informed Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Jyotiraditya M Scindia in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
"These issues will also be taken up with the EU in the next meeting of the India-EU Joint Working Group on textiles and clothing," he added. The Textiles Ministry has also mooted an idea of developing and implementing a Common Compliance Code incorporating all social compliance issues to empower the textiles and clothing industry to make itself complaint with these norms, Scindia said. The Code would include development of a code of conduct based on international standards with global endorsement, monitoring and evaluation and developing guidelines for implementation, he added. The 27-nation bloc contributes about 30 percent in the country's overall textile exports.