Top stories this week on just-style saw the US and China go ahead with threats to impose new levies on each other's imports, an interview with Dr Rubana Huq, the new president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and a look at the next steps for the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Elsewhere, a new survey shows countries with the lowest production costs are the ones whose garment suppliers are most commonly squeezed when it comes to pricing.

US goes ahead with new tariffs on China clothing and footwear
The US and China have both gone ahead with threats to impose new levies on another tranche of imports – with the US move meaning around US$31bn in textile, apparel and home textile products from China are now subject to an additional tariff of 15%.

Bangladesh garment group's new boss has big agenda – Interview
Months after taking the reins as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), businesswoman Dr Rubana Huq tells just-style of her priorities for the next two years – from factory safety, to exploring new markets, increasing sustainability, and promoting innovation in the world's second largest clothing exporter.

Suppliers in low cost locations squeezed hardest on price
Countries with the lowest production costs – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – are the ones whose garment suppliers are most commonly squeezed when it comes to pricing, according to the latest figures from the Better Buying Index.

The Trump trade war moves from reality to fantasy
President Trump's goal to force brands and retailers to move their orders out of China, at no cost to the US consumer, is the final triumph of fantasy over reality, writes David Birnbaum. Where are we going to move production? Will there be an added cost? And if so, who will pay?

Next steps set for Bangladesh Accord
A target date for the official incorporation of Bangladesh's new workplace safety initiative, the national RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), has been set for 25 November.