HISTORY OF PAKISTAN LEATHER GARMENTS MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
Pakistan leather garments manufacturers and exporters association came into being 2001 on all Pakistan basis as a licensed trade body recognized by Government of Pakistan and later affiliated with federation of Pakistan chamber of commerce & industry (FPPCI). As a matter of fact PLGMEA is the largest segment of leather sector.
History of the Industry
PLGMEA is Apex leather garments trade body of Pakistan. Prior to the establishment of PLGMEA it used to be part of the PTA. But due to clash in interest of both of the industries it was important to form the separate association of leather garment industries which is ultimate value added industry of leather sector.
Leather garments industry can be divided into 2 segments. >> Motor bike industry >> Fashion industry The southern portion of Pakistan that is Karachi, Hyderabad etc is known for fashion garments and northern portion of Pakistan that is Sialkot, Lahore etc are known for Motor bike garments industry.
Competitive edge of the sector
Leather garments industry is labor intensive industry. The north portion i.e. Sialkot is known for export oriented industry. Leather garments are 98% export to USA and Europe. Pakistan has competitive edge due to the labor cost. Therefore its skilled and cheap labor gives edge to the industry in comparison with other competitive countries.
PLGMEA was formed in November 2001 to protect, promote and develop the Pakistan Leather Garment Industry. During the last three years PLGMEA has been actively promoting the interest of its members regarding various trade, taxation and manpower relate