Garment exporters recently appealed the authorities concerned to relax duties on yarn imports to encourage value addition, reduce the cost of doing business and bridge the gap between production and consumption. The government is all set to withdraw sales tax and Customs duty on cotton imports on the demand of the spinning industry, setting aside the interest of growers and ginners, they said. Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) Chief Coordinator Ijaz Khokhar urged the Textile Division to submit the summary to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet for duty relaxation on yarn imports in line with the benefits being provided to the spinners.