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Deception and smuggling are the two main threats to Iran’s textile and apparel industry

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Smuggling and production dishonesty are the two biggest problems in Iran’s textile and apparel industry, according to the deputy minister of industry, mining, and trade.

Mohammad Sadegh Muftah, who was operating a textile production unit in the province of Isfahan when he spoke to the media, said the government and the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Trade (IMT) are responsible for supplying raw materials to manufacturing sites to promote economic and manufacturing activities and industrial self-sufficiency. He listed deception and smuggling as the two main threats to the textile and apparel industry.

He stated that one of the most effective ways to combat smuggling and deception in the market is to educate and inform consumers about how to respond to investigations about the authenticity of the goods. He added that offering a guarantee and convenient after-sales service in line with the worth of the delivered goods also helps to decrease the demand for and desire to purchase fake products and smuggled commodities.

By stating that this manufacturing unit has current and adequate technology, the deputy minister of industry, mines, and trade (IMT) remarked that one of its targeted products is the production of curtain fabrics which the country has been experiencing a shortage of. Additionally, introducing this unit to the production cycle is anticipated to open up the potential for exports and satisfy domestic demands and market saturation.

This manufacturing facility, which was constructed on a 4000 square meter infrastructure, has employed 80 people in the creation of curtain fabric by generating textile goods worth 86 billion Tomans in foreign currency and Rials.

This company built a water treatment facility to add water back into the manufacturing process. The creation of these ponds allows for the collection, purification, and reintroduction of extra water in dyeing and rain due to Iran’s shortage of water resources and the necessity to conserve energy and water.

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