The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. 

  • Egypt signed a deal with US-based management consultancy firm Werner International to restructure 25 state-owned textile companies in a bid to strengthen the country's once thriving manufacturing industry. The restructuring will start in February and will take 43 weeks to complete.  AHRAM ONLINE
  • The chairman of the Russian Textile Association is undertaking an initiative to eliminate the country's dependence on Turkish textiles and clothing. Shamhal Ildarov wants to create up to 2m new jobs and develop a domestic textile industry. He will concentrate on developing production in the Caucasus region. REPULICAN INFORMATION AGENCY
  • Uzbekistan has signed a number of agreements for the export of fruit, vegetables and textile products worth more than US$91.2m to Europe as part of a 'Green Week 2016' agricultural fair in Berlin. An Uzbek delegation was headed by Elyor Ganiev, the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade. TREND NEWS AGENCY
  • Trade within East Africa Trade is to receive a boost this year with the implementation of a cargo pre-clearance system at the port of Mombasa by the Kenya Revenue Authority. The system allows importers to clear goods before they arrive in the country, a move expected to improve port efficiency and delivery of imports in the region. THE KENYA STAR

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