There have been more twists and turns in the tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China, with coverage again dominating just-style's top stories this week. President Trump has hiked tariffs on about US$550bn worth of Chinese imports – including all clothing and footwear – by a further 5%, prompting a letter from the US footwear industry urging the President to cancel the rise. Elsewhere, Chinese industrialists are eyeing potential investments in Ethiopia's Dire Dawa Industrial Park, and a number of fashion brands are reviewing their stance on sourcing from Myanmar.

Trump hikes tariffs due to hit China clothing and footwear – Update
There have been more twists and turns in the tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China, with the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) confirming it has received instructions from President Trump to hike tariffs on about US$550bn worth of Chinese imports – including all clothing and footwear – by a further 5%.

US footwear firms call for tariff hikes to be cancelled
Footwear industry heavyweights Adidas, Nike, Clarks and Puma are among more than 200 companies urging US President Donald Trump to cancel the proposed new tariff hikes on shoes imported from China, which kick-in this weekend.

US-China tariff war – The textile and apparel hit-list updated
Amid the rapidly shifting goalposts of the US-China tariff war and the imminent addition of punitive duties on textiles and apparel imported into the US from China, we've taken an updated look at the latest actions and the products on the hit-list.

Chinese investors assess new Ethiopia industrial park
Chinese industrialists from Kunshan city, a major clothing manufacturing centre in southeastern Jiangsu province, are eyeing potential investments in Ethiopia's Dire Dawa Industrial Park, China's ambassador to Ethiopia has told just-style.

Brands mull Myanmar sourcing after military links exposed
A number of fashion brands are reviewing their stance on sourcing from Myanmar after a report from the United Nations earlier this month urged brands to cut ties with suppliers linked to the country's military.