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Carmen Paun

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EUROPE: Clothing tops dangerous products entering EU 26 March 2014

Clothing and textiles were one of the two top product categories notified through the European Union's (EU) rapid alert system on dangerous consumer products (RAPEX) in 2013.


EU: Wants duty-free textile and clothing trade with US 8 October 2013

The European Union (EU) is targeting full elimination of tariffs for textiles and clothing in its free trade agreement talks with the US, an EU source close to the negotiations has told just-style.


It could cost US$3bn to make Bangladesh factories compliant with structural and fire safety rulesBANGLADESH: Safe factories would cost "US$0.10 per garment" 18 September 2013

Making Bangladeshi garment factories safe would add US$0.10 to the cost of each garment shipped over the next five years, the country's ambassador to the European Union (EU) said yesterday (17 September).


Clothing is one of MoroccoDeeper EU and Morocco trade ties good for apparel 8 May 2013

A planned deepening of trade relations between the European Union (EU) and Morocco should streamline customs procedures for the EU clothing and textile industry, whether importing or exporting products from this key north African trading partner.


EUROPE: Textile industry unsure on EU-Thailand FTA 22 March 2013

The European Union (EU) textile and clothing industry is unsure whether it stands to benefit or to lose from a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between EU and Thailand, for which negotiations were announced earlier this month.


EUROPE: MEPs call for mandatory ‘made in' labels on clothes 18 January 2013

The European Parliament yesterday (17 January) urged the European Commission to stick to its guns in proposing that origin labelling for clothing and shoes made outside the European Union (EU) be made mandatory.


EU: Challenges Argentina over textile import restrictions 12 December 2012

The Argentine government has rejected a case brought by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) claiming it is imposing unlawful import restrictions on all EU exports, including clothing, textiles and footwear.


EU: Textile industry disappointed as Pakistan waiver agreed 17 September 2012

The European textiles industry has expressed concern about the potential impact of an EU decision approved Thursday (13 September) by the European Parliament, to temporarily waive import duties on a range of textiles, apparel and footwear products from Pakistan.


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