At the tenth anniversary of Tajikistan’s first attendance at the Istanbul Yarn Fair, the country resumes participation at the event after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2012, more than 15 national companies have participated in this major specialized industry event in the region. The International Trade Centre (ITC) with funds from the Government of Switzerland, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organized and supported Tajik textiles and clothing companies and partners to attend the trade fair.

For the tenth time, Tajikistan showcases its cotton yarn to a wide range of international buyers at the International Istanbul Yarn Fair, one of the biggest yarn fairs in the world, to be held on 24-26 February 2022 in the Turkish business capital.

The Tajikistan booth displays products of four Tajik spinning companies: “HIMA Textile” (Yovon), “Resandai Khatlon” (Kushoniyon), “Standart Textile” (Spitamen), and “Vahdat Textile” (Yovon and Dushanbe). In addition, other four  textile and clothing companies joined the delegation as visitors to attend the fair, learn new trends, source needed raw materials such as mixed yarns and accessories, establish new business contacts: “Nohid” (Istaravshan), “Organic Yarn” (Jabbor Rasulov), “Rahimov A.A.” (Khujand), and “TojTex” (Dushanbe).

The International Istanbul Yarn Fair in 2022 expects over 300 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visiting textile industry professionals from around 80 countries. The fair brings together industry leaders who shape the international yarn market. Named “the heart of yarn industry in Eurasia”, the exhibition displays hundreds of types of yarn, from cotton to wool, from elastane to acrylic, from silk to viscose and bobbins, spool and reels, as well as fibre, and much more.

The fair is an excellent opportunity for the Tajik spinning companies to show and promote their products to a wide range of buyers (sales agents, wholesalers and retailers) from Turkey, which is one of the main export markets for Tajik yarn, as well as other countries.

Mr. Sukhrob Buidokov, a representative of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan, who accompanies the Tajik delegation, says: “The International Istanbul Yarn Fair is an ideal event for Tajik spinning companies to meet leading textile producers from the region and empower our brands in the regional market. They also have the opportunity to establish new contacts with the manufacturers, suppliers, importers and traders; in addition, to get acquainted with trends, demands and expectations of the market, as well as to explore new products and innovations”.

Tajik participants believe that participation at this fair will open new opportunities for them.

Mr. Ilhom Mirzoev, General Director of “Vahdat Textile”, says: “This is our seventh participation at this fair. All of our previous participations provided us with the opportunity to sign several contracts with foreign companies. We look forward to increasing our business partners and presence in the regional markets”.

Mr. Rakhmonali Nuriddinov, Chief Engineer of “Resandai Khatlon,” says, “We are taking our products to this fair for the first time. I know that there is high demand for our product in the region. The fair will give us a good opportunity to establish direct business linkages and partnerships with potential clients. We can also gain useful information about the market in Turkey and regional markets for cotton yarn”.

In order to improve the capacities of the Tajik textile and clothing enterprises in product development and marketing, ITC and GIZ help companies to prepare for and participate in international trade fairs. Participation in international trade fairs provides good opportunities for the Tajik companies to be competitive in the regional market through exhibiting their products, meeting potential buyers and establishing new business contacts, obtaining information on modern machinery, and learning more about global market requirements.

Preparation for and participation at this fair is made possible thanks to the Government of Switzerland through the International Trade Centre (ITC) ‘s Global Textiles and Clothing Programme and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Tajikistan Integrated Rural Development Project/Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (IRDP)/(TRIGGER) project, jointly funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). ITC’s local partners – “ACT Development Group” and “Business Consulting Group” have assisted the Tajik companies to prepare for the participation at the trade fair, accompany and head the delegation during the mission.

About the GTEX Programme

The International Trade Centre’s Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX) is a four-year programme funded by the Government of Switzerland. The GTEX programme provides support to Textile and Clothing (T&C) companies in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) and the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia). The programme’s goal is to promote T&C exports and to stimulate employment and income generation along the value chain.

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