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Argentina industry needs $600m to modernise manufacturing 12 Oct 2015

Argentina's textile and apparel industry is facing a flat 2015 amid falling consumption, exports and profits – but the new boss of industry body Camara Industrial Argentina De La Indumentaria (CIAI) remains confident this month's presidential elections will help change its course.

Argentina's apparel industry upbeat on growth 22 Jul 2011

Argentina's apparel industry is expected to grow 6% to over $7bn this year as domestic consumption remains buoyant and the government boosts efforts to protect the key sector.

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Trade facilitation should remain a priority for the WTO 13 Dec 2017

Local ownership of reform plans, multi-stakeholder cooperation, and capacity building are all required to successfully implement the World Trade Organization's (WTO) landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), according to public and private sector leaders.

Argentina adopts Responsible Wool Standard 11 Oct 2017

Argentina’s wool sector is to adopt Textile Exchange's Responsible Wool Standard as a basis for the outreach and training of the country’s sheep farmers.

Argentina issues regulations for textiles and footwear 8 Feb 2017

Argentina has issued new regulations for the import of textile and footwear products that requires exporters to state the composition of fibres or materials contained in the product.

Unions call for Argentine textile sector improvements 25 Aug 2015

Five textile industry unions have joined forces to call for better legislation and collective bargaining to improve “precarious” work conditions in Argentina's textile sector.

Messe Frankfurt adds three Argentinean textile trade fairs 9 Oct 2014

Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt has expanded its portfolio of specialist textile and garment industry trade fairs by taking over three Argentinean events: Emitex, Simatex and Confemaq.

ARGENTINA: Ralph Lauren pays US$1.6m to settle bribery case 23 Apr 2013

US luxury apparel company Ralph Lauren has agreed to pay US$1.6m to resolve regulatory and criminal claims that executives at its Argentinian subsidiary bribed government officials.

ARGENTINA: Inditex hits back at slave labour claims 12 Apr 2013

Inditex has hit back at claims by an Argentinian worker rights group that it is producing garments under sweatshop conditions in the country.

ARGENTINA: Inditex "surprised" by slave labour accusations 4 Apr 2013

Inditex has expressed surprise over allegations that immigrants and children have been producing clothing for its Zara fashion brand in "degrading" sweatshop conditions.

ARGENTINA: WTO to probe import curbs 29 Jan 2013

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to investigate complaints from the European Union, the US and Japan about alleged curbs on imports into Argentina.

EU: Challenges Argentina over textile import restrictions 12 Dec 2012

The Argentine government has rejected a case brought by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) claiming it is imposing unlawful import restrictions on all EU exports, including clothing, textiles and footwear.