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Keith Nuthall is an experienced journalist specialising in international organisations, law and regulation, especially the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. He has written extensively on EU support for the clothing and textile sector, the WTO's Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, related WTO disputes, EU counterfeiting rules and other regulatory issues affecting the clothing sector.
He is the founder and director of International News Services Ltd, a global news agency supplying specialist publications with foreign news and features.
Articles by Keith Nuthall
Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU brands in this key emerging south-east Asian player.
The Pakistan government has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will proactively seek foreign direct investment (FDI) for its clothing and textile sector as it seeks to leverage its GSP+ preferential trade access to the European Union (EU).
Are free trade agreements that allow the clothing and textile industries to import products free of duties, or at sharply reduced rates, really worth the effort involved in their negotiation? Maybe not always, or at least not in the US, say some experts.
The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has refused to reimpose EU anti-dumping duties at 16.5% on five China and Hong Kong-based shoemakers, rejecting a European Commission proposal.
Ukraine clothing manufacturers exporting to the European Union (EU) could benefit from the planned scrapping of import duties charged on products traded between them.
The secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has predicted that the country's clothing industry will continue to grow exports to key target markets, despite the industrial unrest currently threatening production.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has struck an agreement that will put pressure on rich-world cotton producers to reduce subsidies that undercut their emerging market rivals.
Senior figures within the global cotton industry are considering promoting sales of their fibre proactively for the first time, as price shifts are allowing synthetics to seize more market share.
Manufacturers, retailers and importers selling apparel, footwear and accessories within the European Union (EU) will have to ensure product labels include a country of origin, or say they were made in the EU, under new consumer legislation proposed yesterday (13 February).
Mexico has delayed a move to challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) what it claims are illegal Chinese subsidies for textile and clothing producers.
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