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Leah Germain

Articles by Leah Germain

Industry groups differ on Mexico’s WTO China complaint 18 October 2012

US textile industry experts are urging the American government to step up and support the recent complaint filed by Mexico at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Chinese industrial policy regarding the textile and clothing sector.

US: Closes thread loophole in DR-CAFTA trade pact 15 October 2012

US textile industry experts are predicting a boost to the country's thread manufacturing sector following a reform to a loophole in the US-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) that had left American producers vulnerable.

US: USDA wants more bio-fabrics in government purchases 5 October 2012

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has asked textile companies to propose new bio-based fabrics for inclusion in a special catalogue of products that receive preferred purchase considerations by all US federal agencies and contractors.

US: New rules against harmful chemicals found in dyes 25 April 2012

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked all US-based clothing and apparel manufacturers to report the new use of possibly harmful chemicals found in textile pigments and dyes.

Francisco Sánchez, US Under-Secretary of Commerce for International TradeSpeaking with style: Francisco Sánchez, US Department of Commerce 11 April 2012

New bilateral trade deals struck by the Obama administration with South Korea, Panama and Columbia should have a positive impact on the US textile and clothing sector, Francisco Sánchez, Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, tells just-style.

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