Other top X posts this week came from the National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) calling the US administration out for action on the de minimis loophole and Better Cotton launching its traceability solution in a bid to transform the fashion industry.
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), which is an apparel labour union alliance, has condemned what it describes as the “violent repression” of garment workers demanding a wage increase to 23,000Tk ($208) per month after garment worker Rasel Hawlader was allegedly shot dead.
The CCC says protests in Gazipur started after the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) put forward its proposal for the new minimum wage in the garment sector to be set at 10,400Tk (95$), which it explains is less than half of the trade unions’ demand of 23,000Tk ($208) per month.
The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has welcomed a call from Congressman Jeff Duncan for the US government to clamp down on the Section 321 de minimis loophole, noting that nearly three million de minimis shipments enter the US each day.
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“Tariff-free imports skyrocketed in FY23 with more than one billion packages claiming de minimis preferences in the US,” said Congressman Duncan.
The Traceable Better Cotton solution, which has been three years in the making, is said to offer a comprehensive view of cotton’s journey through the supply chain by documenting stakeholder input on the Better Cotton Platform.
Better Cotton worked closely with a consortium of member retailers and brands, including H&M Group, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Walmart, Target, Bestseller, Gap Inc, and C&A who all played a key role in the development of this solution.
Avery Dennison’s DPPaaS solution aims to offer brand consultation, hardware, software, digital ID technology, physical labels, and support services to prepare for the forthcoming EU rules.
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