GSP Plus report: JAAF clarifies position

With reference to the article published in the Sunday Times last week headlined "Garment industry on pins over GSP crisis", the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) says it was not associated with the public launch last year of a document presented by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) on the GSP+ issue, as reported in the newspaper.

In a letter, JAAF Secretary General Rohan Masakorala, says JAAF was invited for the event but did not participate in it. The paper quoted CPA Director Rohan Edrisinha as saying that what they (CPA) had sent was a critique that was publicly released last year at an event held in association with the JAAF, the umbrella garment industry body.

Dr Edrisinha has also informed the newspaper that what he meant – when asked to comment on CPA submissions to the EC inquiry on GSP+-, was that JAAF was among those invited on that occasion, not that they were associated with the event.

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