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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.

Mexico apparel makers seek end to NAFTA yarn-forward rules 5 Jul 2017

Mexican apparel makers want the yarn-forward rule-of-origin removed from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a consultant familiar with the country's position as it gears to negotiate the high-stakes treaty next month.

Mexico textile and apparel makers eye tit-for-tat trade war 3 Feb 2017

Mexico could slap ‘mirror’ tariffs on US fabric and apparel imports if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to impose a 20% or other duty hike on Mexican exports, executives say.

Mexico riots hit apparel retailers and shipments 16 Jan 2017

Mexican retailers lost more than $70m amid protests and looting last week that blocked major highways and caused delays in clothing shipments from the nation’s five major manufacturing hubs in Torreon, Chihuahua, Aguas Calientes, Mexico State and Puebla State, according to industry executives.

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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.

Mexico turns attention to concluding EU trade deal 14 Dec 2017

Mexico appears to be turning its attentions to securing an agreement on a major trade deal with the European Union (EU) before the end of the year, as talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) largely stall.

Mexico increases minimum wage by 10.4% 23 Nov 2017

Mexico has increased its daily minimum wage in a move that will likely please US and Canadian negotiators of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) who saw the country's low salary as unfair competition.

EU and Mexico on track to update trade agreement 6 Oct 2017

The European Union (EU) and Mexico say they are on track to conclude talks to update their Global Agreement, including rules on trade, by the end of the year.

Capa de Ozono eyes faster speed-to-market with PLM 26 Sep 2017

Mexican footwear company Capa de Ozono has turned to product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help reduce time to market while developing its fast fashion capabilities.

SGS offers more texile testing services in Mexico 15 Sep 2017

Inspection, verification and certification company SGS has expanded its facilities in Mexico – in a move that creates a leading textiles and apparel test centre in Central and South America.

Mexico, Canada will commit to NAFTA even if US quits 4 Sep 2017

Mexico has said it and Canada will remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even if the US does follow through with its threat to exit it.

Global brands urge Mexico to take steps to protect worker rights 16 Aug 2017

14 clothing brands including Adidas, C&A, Inditex and Nike have called upon Mexico's government to improve the labour justice system and its guarantees for worker rights. 

VF agrees Mexico license deal for Nautica 7 Aug 2017

VF Corp has reaffirmed its commitment to Mexico after striking a new licensing agreement with Cavalier Fashion Group.

China open to negotiating FTA with Mexico? 7 Jul 2017

China is understood to be open to negotiating a free trade agreement with Mexico in a move that would deepen ties between the two countries.