Analitical report: STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF THE KYRGYZ GARMENT SEWING INDUSTRY
STATUS AND PROSPECTS of the KYRGYZ GARMENT SEWING INDUSTRY
The current study was undertaken, at the request of RTLC Project, to survey the current status of the industry and describe the limitations to its further development. It seeks to describe the current status of sewing industry in terms of size, profitability, growth, financing, markets, taxation, regulation legal status and conditions of employment and propose the ways for development, provided that there may be a serious reduction of re-exported goods and materials after proper application of rules of origin by Customs Union member countries toward Kyrgyz exports.
Considering that most employees involved in garment production are female, whose jobs contribute substantially to their family incomes, any trend toward reduction/decrease in jobs may result in economic and social decline for thousands of families. In order to ease the painful process of unemployment and economic crisis, it’s important that the government makes further steps to re-train women and at the same time promote opportunities for expansion of the garments production and getting the industry out of the “shadow”. ..
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