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Vietnam leads US apparel import growth in January

Apparel imports into the US offered surprising results in January, with five of the top ten supplier countries posting declines. Vietnam and Bangladesh, however, both led with double-digit gains, while China's growth continued to accelerate.  Read the full article >

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Sri Lanka regains EU duty-free trade concession 16 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) will this week reinstate Sri Lanka’s GSP+ duty-free trade concession, in a move that mainly benefits the country’s leading garment export industry.


Bangladesh Accord signatories in talks to broaden scope 11 May 2017

Michelle Russell

A number of brand signatories of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh are negotiating with global union federation signatories about a possible extension and potential broadening of the group's scope.


Bangladesh Alliance suspends another nine factories 4 May 2017

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of another nine garment factories for failing to prioritise remediation.


Anonymous platform provides Turkey supply chain insight 19 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

An anonymous toll-free phone platform, supported by C&A Foundation and designed to expose risks and best practices in the Turkish apparel industry, has received calls from more than one-third of workers involved.


Driving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles 19 Apr 2017

Jeremy Mullins

Myanmar apparel makers have warned that a ban on moving lorries and trucks to seaport terminals through the busy streets of Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's growing clothing sector.


Bangladesh considers Africa for cotton imports 18 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh may look to Africa as an alternative source for cotton imports, members of the country's government have said, in order to reduce its dependency on China, where stockpiling is causing huge price volatility.


Second Cambodia factory explosion kills two 10 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Two workers at a garment factory in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh were killed at the weekend after a boiler exploded, injuring four others – the second such incident in recent weeks.


Collaboration key, says Better Work Bangladesh 4 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

Progress is being made to improve working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry through the work of the Better Work programme, but more needs to be done to guarantee safety and encourage further collaboration, stakeholders have said.

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