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Jeremy Mullins

Articles by Jeremy Mullins

An estimated 85% of Myanmar's ocean trade passes through Yangon's portsDriving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles 19 April 2017

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.

Myanmar garment exports to the US averaged about US$4m per month in 2016’s fourth-quarterNo US rush to Myanmar despite end to sanctions 18 April 2017

America may have scrapped its major sanctions against emerging outsourcing centre Myanmar, and brought back the southeast Asian country's GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) access to US markets, but the impact on the clothing trade has so far been underwhelming.

Western brands are increasingly using Myanmar as a production hubExperts urge faster pace to sustainable fashion factories 5 January 2017

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) invited stakeholders to an event in Myanmar – attended by just-style – to look at how to maintain stability on the factory front by improving labour relations.

Myanmar is slowly but steadily finding its way back on to the radar of American companiesLingering US sanctions dampen Myanmar apparel trade 5 September 2016

American orders of ‘Made in Myanmar’ garments are growing, although uncertainty on sanctions and a lack of preferential market access is hindering further expansion, according to experts.

Manufacturers are being encouraged to move from CMP to FOB (Photo credit: Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association)New Myanmar textile association to boost garment makers 18 August 2016

A Myanmar Textiles Manufacturers Association has finally been launched, following years of discussion about creating an upstream textile-specific body in this fast developing southeast Asian country.

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