The report looks at the effect on companies in Sub-Saharan Africa of the introduction of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).
Provides information about the development of the textile and clothing industry, the likely effect of the phase-out of MFA quotas in 2005, and the region’s attractiveness to foreign investors.
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Profiles of Companies in Botswana
B & M Garments: a supplier to Hennes & Mauritz
Caratex Botswana (Pty) Ltd: a Taiwanese jersey export venture
Nortex: a successful regional exporter of towels
Pearl Creations: Botswana's only underwear manufacturer
Star Apparel Botswana (Pty) Ltd: an investment by Sri Lanka's Tri Star Group
City Clothing Factory: Zambia's leading manufacturer of school uniforms
Swarp Spinning Mills: Zambia's only exporter of textiles to the EU
Towel Textiles Ltd: Zambia's only towelling enterprise
Unity Garments (Pty) Ltd: high potential
China Mulungushi Textiles Joint Venture Ltd (ZCMT): Zambia's biggest integrated textile enterprise
The report also features profiles of five leading companies in Zambia, namely: City Clothing Factory, Zambia’s leading manufacturer of school uniforms; Swarp Spinning Mills, Zambia’s only exporter of textiles to the EU; Towel Textiles, Zambia’s only towelling enterprise; Unity Garments, a manufacturer of industrial wear, protective wear, school uniforms and high fashion trousers; and Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles Joint Venture Ltd (ZCMT), a 34%/66% joint venture between Qingdao Textile Corporation in China and the Ministry of Defence in Zambia. ZCMT grows raw cotton, manufactures yarn, fabrics and garments, and is the biggest integrated textile enterprise in Zambia.
Garment exports from Sub-Saharan Africa have grown significantly under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides quota-free and duty-free access to US markets. AGOA should also boost the textile industry—after September 2004 garments have to be made from US or regional materials to qualify for AGOA benefits. Some companies are gearing up to take full advantage of AGOA. However, exporters face a number of obstacles and many prefer to focus on local or regional market niches.
- Caratex Botswana (Pty) Ltd
- China Mulungushi Textiles Joint Venture Ltd (ZCMT)
- City Clothing Factory
- Pearl Creations
- Star Apparel Botswana (Pty) Ltd
- Swarp Spinning Mills
- Towel Textiles Ltd
- Unity Garments (Pty) Ltd