On the 11th of October 2017, A webinar titled “Strategic Sourcing: The Benefits of Egyptian Qualifying Industrial Zones” has been organized for Export Promotion of the Textile and Ready-Made Garments between Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) and United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) in participation of representatives of Egyptian companies from Ready-Made Garments Export Council in addition to American audience of over 50 participants from sourcing executives of some of the largest apparel American companies among them were: Under Armour, Macy’s Merchandising Group, Kohl’s Department Stores, JC Penny, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Urban Outfitters, Levi Straus & Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, PVH Corp (Philips Van Heusen) – as well as representatives of American press and media organizations, representatives of research centers and professors from American universities.
Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey, QIZ Unit Head and some of the largest exporters of ready-made garments gave a presentation on QIZ protocol and its competitive advantage, followed by a presentation on the Textile and Ready-Made Garments Industry in Egypt. Moreover, he explained the business opportunities available, how to take advantage of duty-free opportunities, and social compliance efforts in Egypt's QIZs.
The American side of the audience expressed interest in the textiles and ready-made garments industry in Egypt and their concerns were addressed by the representatives of QIZ and the Export Council of Ready Made Garments.
A live broadcast of the webinar has taken place on USFIA website which enabled a larger exposure to the webinar among those who are interested in the industry and those who are drawn to benefit from the competitive advantage offered by the QIZ protocol.
About the United States Fashion Industry Association
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) supports fashion made possible by global trade. USFIA represents textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally.