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Keith Nuthall

Keith NuthallBiography

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

Vietnam's relatively weak textile sector means the EU will erase many duties immediatelyWhat the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties 10 February 2016

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.

Pakistan seeks more FDI for textile and clothing sector 7 April 2015

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).

The uptake of US free trade agreements is fallingUS apparel firms failing to exploit free trade deals 3 April 2014

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.

EU: Refuses anti-dumping duties on Chinese shoemakers 26 March 2014

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 industry could benefit from EU duty plans 24 March 2014

Ukraine clothing manufacturers exporting to the European Union (EU) could benefit from the planned scrapping of import duties charged on products traded between them.

CAMBODIA: Clothing exports should continue to grow in 2014 19 February 2014

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.

WORLD: WTO agrees to new talks on reducing cotton subsidies 9 December 2013

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.

The cotton industry is concerned about falling demandInternational cotton group mulls fibre promotion 8 October 2013

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.

EU: Proposes reforms to product traceability rules 14 February 2013

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: Delays WTO panel on Chinese textile subsidies 11 December 2012

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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