Clothing and textile production and trade subsidies are under pressure today, as they have not been for many years. There has been a steady trend towards liberalisation in the sector worldwide. But many subsidies for the clothing, textile and its associated industries live on and can be vital for a company's balance sheet. So, exactly which international and government organisations offer these handouts and how can they be secured? And where are those subsidies likely to survive in the future? just-style has taken a close look at the situation in the European Union and the United States to find out.