Italy's Vieira Textile Industrial Zone shifts its industries downstream
Recently, Counselor Lei Yuan from the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Milan was invited to visit the local industrialists’ alliance in Biella Province, Piedmont, and learned about the local textile industry zone. Mr. Luciano Donatelli, chairman of the Union Industriale Biellese (UnioneIndustrialeBiellese), and other representatives of the Union of Industrialists welcomed Lei Yuan’s visit, introduced the general situation of the Bielle Textile Industrial Zone, and expressed the hope that More Italian high-end textile and clothing products and luxury goods have entered the Chinese market. According to reports, the traditional strong industry in the Vieira Textile Industrial Zone is the spinning and weaving industry. Because of the abundant water resources and pure water quality, there is a tradition of spinning and weaving in history. Under the influence of economic globalization, industries in industrial zones have gradually shifted to the downstream: many yarns have been imported from China, the products of fabric enterprises have further developed to high-end products, and some enterprises have begun to produce small quantities of ready-made garments. Mr. FedericoHary, vice chairman of the Industrialists Union, expressed the hope that China can guarantee the quality of raw materials such as wool and cashmere. He specifically mentioned that after the improvement of sheep breeds in Liaoning and other places, the output of cashmere has increased, but the quality has declined, which will affect the products of downstream industries. He also expressed his hope that under the framework of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES-the Convention on International Tradein Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), the cashmere of Tibetan antelopes can be legally collected and rare textile raw materials can be developed. Lei Yuan thanked the Vieira Industrialists' Union for the invitation, saying that the Chinese government is concerned about the trade surplus and also encourages the expansion of imports. Chinese companies and Italian companies occupy the low-end and high-end markets of the textile and fashion industry respectively, and their industrial structures are complementary. Under the general trend of internationalization, it is hoped that Italian companies will not take conservative protectionist measures, strengthen exchanges when encountering problems, and find opportunities in China's development.