Global buyers are regularly calling suppliers in the buzzing town of Tirupur, India’s biggest knitwear hub that boasts Rs. 25,000 cr exports every year.International callers, familiar with GST benefits, are very clear about what it means for them. “They want a cut in prices,” says S Sakhtivel, Secretary of the Tirupur exporters association. The knitwear industry is clear about long-term benefits, but Sakhtivel also has other callers: Exporters want details about tax implications for the industry that has numerous workers and units involved in different parts of the chain such as printing, embroidery, washing, dyeing etc., which are taxed at 18 per cent, while jobs related to yarn and fabric enjoy a 5 per cent rate.