Exclusion of Uzbek cotton from US "black list" opens new opportunities
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24
The exclusion of Uzbek cotton from the "black list" of the US will open the way for further cooperation with Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Nike and other well-known world brands, Podrobno.uz reported, referring to Akmal Eshniyozov, Chief Officer of the Main Department of Analysis of Global Markets at the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.
"This decision was achieved thanks to the coordinated joint actions of the government of Uzbekistan, the International Labor Organization and international non-governmental organizations. This fact will have a positive impact on the image of Uzbekistan on the world stage and will open the way for possible cooperation with leading foreign brands in the textile industry such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, H&M, OGGI, Adidas, Nike and others. It will also create new opportunities for increasing exports of textile products to the markets of developed countries, particularly in EU countries, North America and Japan," Eshniyozov said.
The US Department of Labor excluded Uzbek cotton from the so-called "black list" of goods produced using child labor.
The US Department of Labor notes that the solution to the problem has been achieved through the concerted efforts of the government of Uzbekistan, the International Labor Organization (ILO), international non-governmental organizations and the US government.
It is expected that this year Uzbekistan will be attended by the representatives of the Cotton Campaign organization with the aim of monitoring the cotton harvesting campaign.