ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Zia, Our Friend

August 29, 1981 absence of written notifications did not deter two large mills from contracting. If there is anything to be learned from this experience with importing cotton it is: (a) that stocks with mills must be more accurately estimated when the domestic supply position is assessed; (b) if the industry still makes a case for imports the arrangements should be such that while the CCI continues to be the canalising agent, the contracts should be signed directly between the importing mill and the exporter so that CCI is not left with imported cotton that no one wants (this was avoided thus time); and (c) the demand for short and medium staples should be more critically looked at before announcing, as the Textile Com- rnissioner has already done, that there will be no exports of these varieties in the new season.

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