Strategic partnership between CNITA and EDANA
CNITA, The China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association and EDANA (B) have signed a partnership framework agreement on November 7, 2013, and following a meeting of the Sino-Euro Nonwoven Industry Cooperation, as well as in presence of representatives from the CNTAC China National Textile and Apparel Council, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX)
The agreement establishes and promotes equal and mutual benefit relationship between the two Associations, and will involve discussion of jointly relevant issues and detail before the implementation of cooperation projects. The agreement shall be valid for three years, with the option for the two associations to modify or extend the agreement.
The strategic agreement will be focused on a mutual agreement and sharing in the field of product testing and standards, of statistical methods and data, and it will explore ways to facilitate nonwovens related trade between the two regions, as well as cooperation in effective exhibition opportunities, information and data sharing and the potential of co-organising international professional meetings.
According to Lingshen Li, President of CNITA, “this partnership formalises the good relationship between the two associations practiced for many years, and directs our efforts to those activities where a real and direct benefit will be made for our members and the industry, across both China and Europe. Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA stated: “We are pleased to work together with CNITA to play an active role in promoting a better, more sustainable world with nonwovens through innovation and by embracing globalisation in a perspective of free and fair trade. While we are conscious of the proliferation of events targeted at nonwovens producers, any future event will be developed to address directly the needs of the local industry”.