The Clothing & Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) has been updated, revised and renamed as the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear & Leather Growth Programme (CTFLGP) to ensure better support for the Clothing Textile Footwear Leather (CTFL) sectors through five policy levers of The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic):
The foundation of the CTFLGP came from the dtic’s implementation of the Re-imagining Industrial Strategy (RIS) mandated by manifesto of the 6th administration with ten strategic interventions for CTFL sectors focused on scaling up jobs and growth including implementation value chain integrated R-CTFL “Masterplan” and new policy imperatives to revitalize CTFL sectors such as curbing illicit trade, explore possible trade remedies, greening industry, enhancing exports and accessing regional markets opportunities under Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The CTFLGP 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 and growth interventions.
The new Clothing, Textiles, Footwear & Leather Growth Programme (CTFLGP) is being initiated with the introduction of the Working Capital Interest Subsidy (WCIS) in October 2020.
Further CTFLGP initiatives following through CTFL stakeholder consultation are expected to be launched once the new guidelines are approved – the website will be updated as soon as updates are available.
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