The foundation of the Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) came 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. The CSP consists of a number of programmes aimed at creating sustainable capabilities and employment in these industries. Its main objective is to assist industry in upgrading processes, products and people, re-positioning South Africa to compete 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, namely:
– Production Incentive Programme (PIP)
– Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP)
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