Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI welcomes the decision to increase import duty on 76 textile and apparel items at 6 digit level to protect the domestic manufacturers from rising imports. The import duty which was earlier 10 per cent will now be 20 per cent for these items. There has been increase in import duty of 24 knitted apparel categories, 24 woven apparel categories, 10 categories of carpet, 6 nonwovens categories, 3 categories of laminated fabric, 2 knitted fabric, 2 categories of woven fabric, 2 categories of made-ups and 3 other categories.