Blog: Leonie BarrieSafeguard scare

Leonie Barrie | 2 September 2004

So the latest tactic being deployed by US textile groups is to file dozens of threat-based safeguard petitions to try to halt Chinese textile and apparel imports. They’ve already tried – and failed – to get an extension to the lifting of the quotas or even a WTO emergency session to discuss the issue. And with more than 10 years to prepare for quota D-Day, their scare-mongering must be starting to grate a little. The imposition of a safeguard would certainly cause confusion in the global textile industry, but there is absolutely no question that the quotas will be lifted.


BLOG

Why digital supply chains are top of mind

Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung....

BLOG

Navigating global political frictions and economic uncertainty

As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong. ...

BLOG

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics...

BLOG

Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced pla...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?