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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

Textiles and clothing are a key focus of scams to exploit loopholes in EU customs and VAT controlsChinese clothing exporters exploiting EU tax loopholes 2 January 2018

The European Union (EU) financial watchdog has highlighted concerns about how Chinese clothing and footwear exporters may be exploiting loopholes in EU customs and VAT controls to evade paying proper amounts of these taxes.

Companies' legal obligations on chemicals and biocides will change as a result of BrexitBusinesses warned over post-Brexit chemicals impact 19 October 2017

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British and European Union (EU) textile and clothing companies, especially those with integrated upstream fabric and finishing units, should the UK push ahead with quitting the European Union (EU) as planned in 2019.

Brexit creates uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals such as the TTIP with the USBrexit sparks uncertainty over pending EU trade deals 27 June 2016

Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification, such as the deal with Canada, and those under discussion, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, with the US.

The Angolan government is seeking to rebuild its textile and clothing sectorJapan helps Angola restore textile and apparel sector 16 June 2016

Japanese international trading house Marubeni Corp has teamed up with US based clothing and textile management consultants Werner International in rehabilitating a textiles factory in Angola to produce denim and knitwear products. The move is part of a long-term plan by the Angolan government to restore its clothing and textile sector, which was severely damaged by the country's civil war, which lasted from 1975 to 2002. 

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.

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