COIMBATORE: The open-end spinning mills Association (OSMA) on Sunday urged the Union Government to restrict the export of combed cotton waste or levy Rs 20 per kilo on the variety as an export charge to make the product available in the indoor market.
At a joint press conference by OSMA and Association of Rotor Spinners of North India (NIRSMA) held here on Sunday, members filed a charter of demands with the Union Government which needed to be addressed to keep their business afloat.
Among the claims, Chairman of OSMA G Arulmozhi said the government should remove import duties on machinery used by liberalized fiber mills.
“The machines used by the freed fiber spinning mills can only be purchased from abroad. By placing the order now, the manufacturer will only deliver the machine after two years. There must be duty-free import for these machines and the government must also encourage entrepreneurs to manufacture such machines in the country to make them affordable,” he said.
Similarly, Arulmozhi required a separate Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) code for open-end yarns for identification purposes.
NIRSMA Chairman Preetham Singh was also present. The two associations pledged to work together to represent the issues faced by open-end spinning mills across the country.