In the absence of duty-free access for the export of textiles and clothing products, the export of Indian textiles and clothing had been stagnating during the last five years. India has been pushed to sixth position in the global trade of total textiles and clothing products from its second position due to withdrawal of certain export benefits extended for yarns and fabrics and other products such as incremental export incentive, focus product and focus market export incentives, interest subvention, etc. The industry has been pleading the Government to create a level playing field to enhance the global competitiveness by refunding all the embedded taxes relating to State and Central levies to avoid export of taxes and thereby enhance global competitiveness.