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Mexico exports and jobs could rise with new President 30 Jul 2018

Mexico’s textile and apparel industry is forecasting a sharp rise in exports and jobs under the $7.5bn spending package proposed by President-elect Andres Lopez Manuel Obrador – despite ongoing uncertainty around the key North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Upgraded EU-Mexico pact may boost apparel exports 2 May 2018

Mexico could boost its export to the European Union (EU) under the newly expanded trade agreement between the two – but faces big challenges in lifting sales to the continent, observers say.


NAFTA border security and TPP-11 bite Mexico makers 17 Apr 2018

Mexico's apparel association Canaive is undergoing a management shake-up amid mounting challenges linked to NAFTA border security and the possibility that Vietnam will gain competitive strength in the fledgling Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).


Mexican makers work to lift exports amid NAFTA threat 18 Jan 2018

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be under threat, but Mexican textile and apparel makers continue to take a "no pasa nada" [nothing's the matter] approach to the looming risk that the treaty will end.


Supply chain spared in recent Mexico earthquakes 6 Oct 2017

Hundreds of garment workers are thought to have perished when two textile factories collapsed in last month's earthquake near Mexico City, adding to the woes already facing Mexico's apparel makers.

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Ministers prepare to sign NAFTA 2.0 on 30 November? 12 Nov 2018

The US, Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with which President Trump plans to replace NAFTA, on 30 November.


Mexico ratifies ILO convention, allows collective bargaining 28 Sep 2018

The Mexican Senate has unanimously ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 98, which guarantees the right to organise and collective bargaining, in what has been hailed a "historic moment" for the country's union movement.


Mexico H1 textile exports grow as worker numbers rise 19 Sep 2018

Mexico’s textile industry has seen its exports grow over 12% in the first six months of the year compared to 2017, new figures show, as employment in the sector increases.


Mexico adds rule of origin exception into Colombia FTA 10 Sep 2018

Mexico has implemented a temporary exception to the rules of origin for textiles and apparel in its free trade agreement with Colombia.


EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 23 Apr 2018

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.


NAFTA deal to be agreed by early May? 11 Apr 2018

An agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached by the first week of May, Mexico’s Economy Minister has said, with that optimism corroborated by US president Donald Trump.


C&A Mexico moving towards a digital supply chain 10 Apr 2018

C&A Mexico, part of the international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, is moving towards a digital supply chain to better address the challenges of a changing retail environment.


Mexico's Ivonne to streamline processes with PLM 19 Feb 2018

Mexican women’s apparel and footwear brand Ivonne SA de CV is implementing a new suite of fashion business software solutions to streamline processes across the business.


Mexico, EU trade deal talks make good progress 23 Jan 2018

Good progress is said to have been made in talks between the European Union (EU) and Mexico over securing an expanded trade deal between the two.


Cone Denim gains Oeko-Tex certification in Mexico 16 Jan 2018

US textile major Cone Denim has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on a number of denim products manufactured at its Mexico operations.