The Director General of Textile and Clothing Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade Afsaneh Mehrabi said that exports of apparel and clothing increased 60 per cent in the nine months of the current year (March 21 – Dec. 21). She went on to say that banning import of garments, footwear and other products in textile and clothing industry, which is not required to be imported into the country under such circumstances, remains in place.