The following is a roundup of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

  • Argentina's Ministry for Industry and Tourism is to impose new anti-dumping duties on polyester yarns imported from China, Indonesia and Taiwan after finding they harmed the local industry. Anti-dumping duties of 14.20% will be placed on imports from China, while levies of 7.52% will go on Indonesian products and 6.17% on those from Taiwan. NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY OF ARGENTINA
  • Talks have been held between Syria's Ministry of Industry and the China Textile Industry Association with the aim of expanding their cooperation in the textile industry. Joint projects in spinning and textiles, exporting cotton fabrics to China, and technical training on Chinese machines were among topics discussed. SYRIA ARAB NEWS AGENCY
  • Indonesia's textile industry has posted a strong rebound, with textile and garment exports up 18.7% in the first quarter of this year to US$2.6bn. Around half of the country's garment exports went to the US, its largest market. ASIA PULSE
  • The Bangladesh government has opened the Benapole land port to yarn imports in a bid to help bring down the price of the textile raw material. The reversal of an earlier ban will allow yarn counts 82/1, 100/1, 100/2 and 120/1 to be imported through the port. Previously, only bonded warehouses were allowed to import yarn. THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS
  • Taiwanese company Bonshoe Bangladesh Col Limited is to invest US$10m to set up a footwear factory in Bangladesh's Chittagong Export Processing Zone. The 100 per cent foreign owned company will produce high quality leather shoes and will create 1089 jobs. ASIA PULSE