The Chamber has appointed a panel of 26 members to the Tribunal of Arbitration. As required, Arbitration Tribunals are constituted under “The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996” for speedy redressed / solution to disputes arising in the markets due to various circumstances and misinterpretations of different rules and regulations. Each of these Tribunals consists three experienced and senior members of the Chamber from amongst the panel who arrive at judicious decisions after processing the related documents and evidences produced before them by the contesting parties. On most of the occasions, the disputes and cases are mutually settled by the Chamber amicably and well within a stipulated timeframe.
To promote greater interaction and participation between the cross-sections of its members and other inter-related trade bodies, the Chamber publishes “ Vyapar Darshan ” a bi-monthly magazine primarily connected with the textile trade and industry. Efforts are on to bring out specific publications and monthly reports on the global textile trade and industry in the post WTO era, aimed at showcasing the growth of Textile business from this part of the country.
OVERSEAS VISITS & MEETINGS WITH OVERSEAS DELEGATIONS
- VISIT TO CHINA
COTTI sent a 60 plus member delegation from Kolkata to Guangzhou, China for the 97th Chinese Export Commodities Fair during 15th – 20th April, 2005. The delegation was on a fact finding mission – apart from aiming to strengthen the existing commercial relationships with Chinese textile companies engaged in manufacturing, trading, while expanding the scope of textile business from this part of the country.
- VISIT TO SWITZERLAND-PARIS - DUBAI
With a view to explore new markets in the backdrop of global financial recession and to generate knowledge about modern trend of world-class designs in textile sector with the aid of research and development, a team comprising 32 delegations visited Switzerland, Germany, France and UAE during 6th – 16th February, 2009. The tour covered amongst others the most prestigious and world's largest Textile Fair – TEXWORLD and PREMIER VISION at Paris and ultra-modern largest TEXTILE CITY (Hub) at Dubai .
Interactive meetings with the textile giants were also arranged by their local associations when the delegation had got the opportunities to browse through advanced textile literatures of the countries and acquired knowledge of potentiality and new visions of creativity.
- SECOND VISIT TO CHINA
Inspired by the success of the earlier overseas visits, once again a delegation of 38 members visited 106th Canton Fair at Guangzhou and amongst other places, the Economic Capital of China – Shanghai and the Capital of China – Beijing from 31 st .Octoberto 9th November, 2009.
- INDUSTRIAL VISIT
At the initiative of the Textile Commissioner's Office and on the invitation of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Surat , our Chamber's delegation of 33 members visited the textile fair – Fiber to Fashion 2010, at Surat and also visited several Industries, Eco Textile Park etc . at Surat between 24th – 27th September, 2010.
- MEETING WITH FOREIGN TRADE DELEGATION
With an objective of building a collation Indian Trade and Industry, sensitize members about the opportunities and incentives of Investment in Thailand as well as to explore investment opportunities by Thai business in India, an Interactive meeting was organized on 24th July, 2009 with the officials of the Board of Investment, Government Of Thailand by the Chamber.
The Chamber organized Texvision 2007 from 24th to 26th April, 2007 at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. This was the first ever platform of its kind and scale for a composite Textile Fare in Eastern India . Not only did it showcase the incredible textile-potential of the region but also supported rapid evolution and new opportunities at national and international levels. From yarn to fabrics, garments, embroidery, accessories, machinery and mores it covered the full circle of the sector. 62 exhibitors from all over the country participated in Tex Vision 2007. This was a comprehensive representation of every sphere of the textile, with the presence of buyers, retailers, traders, distributors and manufacturers, professionals and policy makers to experienced as well as upcoming entrepreneurs resulted in an unparalleled networking opportunity. Also, a series of seminars and symposiums were addressed by the eminent personalities, professionals and representatives of reputed institutions which helped to educate and impart vision to the participants and visitors. The venue, Netaji Indoor Stadium, one of India 's largest indoor complexes, was executively decorated by the exhibitors to provide a high quality service and information to about 10000 visitors.
The second Trade Fair – TEXVISION 2008 was organized once again at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata from 7th to 9th May For the first time this fair was organized in association with The Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Department of Textiles, Government of West Bengal and ably supported by Textile Committee, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) and Power loom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL).
Apart from showcasing the incredible textile potential of the region, Texvision 2008 supported the rapid evaluation and new opportunities at National and International levels i.e. from yarn to fabrics and end products, such as Suiting, Shirting, Sarees, Dress Materials, Home Textiles, Made-ups, garments, embroidery, handloom &sericulture products, accessories, machinery and more. This fair was a comprehensive representation of various spheres of the textile. During the fair several seminars and symposiums were organized.
63 established and reputed textile mills/dealers/distributors from all over the country and overseas participants from Bangladesh participated in this mega event.
In the last couple of years we have experienced a sharp shift in consumers' preference, changes in fashion, textile production pattern and marketing strategy thus TEXVISION 2008 was the correct step in the right direction.
The third edition of Texvision was held at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata from 25th to 29th April, 2010.This year's fair was once again held in association with THE OFFICE OF THE TEXTILE COMMISSIONER, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India and was supported by PDEXCIL, TEXPROCIL and TEXTILE COMMITTEE, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
The number of Exhibitors were 56 from various segments of the Textile Industry from all over India . Exhibitors were from Suiting, Shirting, Power loom, Denim, Sarees, Salwar Suits, Dress Materials, Yarns & Sewing Thread, Accessories and two Process Houses also participated in the fair.
The fair was open for four days for Trade Visitors i.e. on 25, 26, 28 & 29th April, 2010. It same was appreciated and attended by 5388 Trade Visitors. A series of educative seminars were also held on 26th, 28th and 29th April, 2010.
With previous successful Texvision Fairs in its strides, COTTI is once again coming up with eagerly awaited TEXVISION 2012 17th to 19th April, 2012. once again the Venue being Netaji Indoor Stadium (centrally air-conditioned) situated in the heart of Kolkata.
- TEXTILE PARK
Inspired by the Chamber's relentless efforts to encourage prospective entrepreneurs for development of an “ Integrated Textile Park under the Central and State Govt. schemes, a dedicated group of members along with others have come forward to establish an integrated Textile Park in West Bengal, near Kolkata. For this purpose they have formed an independent SPV- “Bengal Integrated Textile Park Ltd.” However, due to delay in allotment/procurement of land uncertainty looms over this proposed Textile Park.