Top stories this week on just-style include relief at the decision by the Trump administration to exclude apparel and footwear from proposed new tariffs on products imported from China, plans by the US to suspend the duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible apparel products from Rwanda, and MAS Holdings setting new goals to help drive sustainable manufacturing in Sri Lanka.

US suspends Rwanda's AGOA duty-free apparel status
The US is to suspend the duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible apparel products from Rwanda after determining the African nation had unfairly blocked US exports of used clothing.

Relief as China apparel and footwear avoid Trump tariff
Groups representing US apparel and footwear brands and retailers have welcomed the decision by the Trump administration to exclude apparel and footwear from proposed new tariffs on products imported from China.

Global supply chains still missing sourcing strategy links
Like the scientists and academics debating the missing link in human evolution, global supply chains are still missing "links" when it comes to their sourcing strategies – even after years of practice. In today's supply chains this is the compelling connection between sourcing and logistics.

Li & Fung completes sweater sale as part of US$1.1bn deal
Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has completed the divestment of three of its vertical product businesses in a US$1.1bn deal that will allow the business to focus on its core competencies.

MAS Holdings sets new goals on bio-diversity
Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings has set new goals to help drive sustainable manufacturing in the country and directly support bio-diversity.