Factories look for separate codes for OE factory thread

The Open End Spinning Mills’ Association has urged the Union Textile Department to issue separate codes for the export of yarn made by these mills.

G. Arulmozhi, president of the Association, said that the spinning mills produce almost one kg of recycled yarn per day. It ranged from two to 40 seconds and in 40 colors. About 10% of the yarn was also exported. The amount of yarn produced by these spinning mills has increased in recent years. These factories used fibers from PET bottles, clothing waste and other textile waste as raw material. While there were separate HSN codes for cotton, synthetic, and blended yarns produced by regular textile mills, yarns produced by open-ended mills were exported under the HSN code of yarns produced by regular textile mills. . It was a different yarn variety and should therefore have a separate HSN code, he said.

Factories recycle a lot of textile waste and therefore need to be supported by subsidies to import machinery, for electricity, he added.

“The production capacity of open end milling cutters has increased 10 times over the past 10 years. Combed cotton waste used by open-end mills is also used in currency printing. The government should ensure that comb oil is only exported after meeting domestic needs,” he added.