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The global garment trade has been a major component of the world economy for quite a long time. Total apparel exports worldwide were worth approximately $412 billion as of 2011, and global textile exports were worth $294 billion. China exports more clothes that any other territory in the world. East Asia exports over five times as many clothes as any other region. Between 60 and 75 people were employed in the textile, clothing and footwear sector worldwide as of 2014.
Seven percent of all earnings from international trade come from clothing exports. This category includes cloth as well as clothes, footwear and bags. Cloth may be imported from one territory, sewn into a garment in a second territory, and then exported for sale in a third territory; throughout this process, the materials will usually gain value.
If you are a clothing and accessories exporter, then among the best prospect markets for your goods are Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Thailand. Learn more about iContainers’ services for the export of clothing and accessories from the US.
Maritime transport-international delivery of goods via sea-can take anywhere from 15 to 25 days to the Mediterranean, 15 to 18 days across the Atlantic Ocean, 30 to 35 days via the Pacific, and 8 to 25 days to Asia. Anyone arranging a shipment must factor in time for customs clearance and for any unexpected delays that may occur. Because of this, we encourage you to allow at least three months for shipment and delivery of your goods.