The Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) flows from The Department of Trade & Industry’s (the dti’s) implementation of the Customised Sector Programmes (CSP’s) for the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear, Leather & Leather Goods Industries which consist of a number of programmes aimed at creating sustainable capabilities and employment in these industries. The main objective of the CSP is to assist industry in upgrading processes, products and people to re-position it so it competes effectively against other low cost producing countries.
The CTCP is aimed at structurally changing the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear, Leather & Leather Goods manufacturing industries by providing funding assistance for these sectors to invest in competitiveness improvement interventions.
The CTCP consists of two programmes that are managed by the CTCP Desk within the IDC. These programmes are the Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP) and the Production Incentive Programme (PIP).