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Nilesh Jamnadas Interviewed by Radio Australia

Brian Abbot of Radio Australia took time to sit with Nilesh Jamnadas, Vice President of the TCF Council of Fiji to take an insightful look into the current state and health of Fiji’s garment industry right on the heels of the announced renewal of SPARTECA, the preferential trade agreement between Australia and NZ with the Pacific Island Nations. The article is entitled ‘Australian Agreement Will Keep Fiji Garment Industry Alive’ and while it might be disputed that the lack of an agreement would predicate the complete death knell of an entire industry, it would not be disputed that the renewed agreement will surely create a major sigh of relief to the many Fiji firms that deliver the majority of their production to the Aus/NZ markets.

Through the course of the interview, Nilesh Jamnadas offers both statistical and anecdotal evidence as to the progress being made and the cultural importance of the garment industry in alleviating poverty and social and gender empowerment.

Things in Fiji have improved dramatically following Australia’s generous aid program that helped provide the TCF industry with a necessary infusion of quality assurance, production efficiencies and ethical treatment agendas. The results are both impressive and predictive of a future boom as Fiji sets it sights on market niches that play right into the hands of its natural strengths of flexible, shorter runs, tight timelines and premier quality assurance. The outlook is strong and the TCF Council of Fiji has considerable confidence in its position, its markets and its allies.

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Posted on: February 20 at 7:28 pm

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