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Trump moves forward with trade threats 26 Sep 18

US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the US fashion industry says will considerably disrupt the sector's supply chain. The tariffs will take effect today (24 September) and will be set at a level of 10% until the end of the year. On 1 January 2019, the tariffs will rise to 25%...


Trump tariff dispute rumbles on 26 Jun 18

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Donald Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."..


Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies 16 Apr 18

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers...


Asia-Pacific trade deal now signed by 11 nations 12 Mar 18

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have now signed a revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal that will slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn...


Agile logistics key to new hybrid retail world 3 Aug 17

US retail giant Walmart has topped a list of the fastest growing retailers thanks to its investment in ensuring it has the right balance between its online and brick and mortar operations...


Is outer space the answer to more sustainable cotton? 31 Jul 17

Can space-based experiments be the answer to making cotton a more sustainable fibre on Earth? The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has partnered with US retail giant Target Corporation to find out...


Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA 23 May 17

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement...


Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany...


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains 8 May 17

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers...


Trump and Brexit generate more confusion 20 Mar 17

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 of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update...

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