Promoting the Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Global Textile and Apparel Value Chains

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Promoting the Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Global Textile and Apparel Value Chains

Publication Number

APEC#216-CT-01.8

Published Date

October 2016

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

CTI Sub-Fora & Industry Dialogues Groups

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1240

Pages

184

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Description

This report is a compilation of studies conducted in China, Indonesia, Mexico and Viet Nam on promoting the participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Global Value Chains (GVCs) of textile and apparel industries.

The studies provide insights on the textile and apparel industry of the four APEC member economies, including a diagnostic of the current state-of-play of SMEs integration into GVCs, government policies and programs, specific barriers that SMEs face upon attempting to join GVCs, and a series of recommendations and concrete action plans. The studies identify and categorize numerous institutions and frameworks created to support SMEs indirectly or directly, and how SMEs utilize government supports and engage with the rules of new model of trade integration.