The Central Government is undeterred by the flood of imports of textile goods with customs duties coming down substantially post GST. The countervailing duty and the special additional duty on these claims have been abolished making import s cheaper. There has been surge imports of yarn, fabric and made-ups during July – October this year. Imported garments from Bangladesh whose production cost is lower than India pose a big challenge to our industry. And, Bangladesh does not have to adhere to the Rules of Origin (ROO) provision included in India’s Free Trade Agreements with all countries Including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and ASEAN. Surprisingly enough, New Delhi had offered this concession not to use Indian materials such as yarn or fabrics in Bangladesh’s garment making for export to India. The occasion was the agreement between the Indian Prime Minister and his Bangladesh Counterpart way back in September 2011.