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US fashion sector mulls tactics to tackle Trump tariffs

18 July 2018 | Keith Nuthall

US fashion sector mulls tactics to tackle Trump tariffs Keith Nuthall Executives from the US clothing industry have met in Washington DC to plot tactics to push the Trump administration away from a ... read more


Bangladesh Transition Accord sees operation extended

13 June 2018 | Keith Nuthall

Bangladesh Transition Accord sees operation extended Keith Nuthall The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has been given an extension to its mandate by the Bangladesh government –... read more


EU to continue consultation on imposing US duties

26 March 2018 | Keith Nuthall

EU to continue consultation on imposing US duties Keith Nuthall The European Union (EU) looks set to continue ongoing procedures to impose retaliatory safeguard duties on American clothing exports ov... read more


US clothing and footwear on EU tariff retaliatory list

20 March 2018 | Keith Nuthall

US clothing and footwear on EU tariff retaliatory list Keith Nuthall The European Union (EU) has warned it is prepared to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made apparel and text... read more


OECD supply chain guidance moves towards implementation

16 February 2018 | Keith Nuthall

OECD supply chain guidance moves towards implementation Keith Nuthall Clothing and textile companies are grappling with new good practice guidance in supply chain management in the garment and footw... read more


Chinese clothing exporters exploiting EU tax loopholes

2 January 2018 | Keith Nuthall

Chinese clothing exporters exploiting EU tax loopholes Keith Nuthall The European Union (EU) financial watchdog has highlighted concerns about how Chinese clothing and footwear exporters may be ... read more


Businesses warned over post-Brexit chemicals impact

19 October 2017 | Keith Nuthall

Businesses warned over post-Brexit chemicals impact Keith Nuthall The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British and European Union (EU) textile and clothing companies... read more


Brexit sparks uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

27 June 2016 | Keith Nuthall

Brexit sparks uncertainty over pending EU trade deals Keith Nuthall Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification, such as the deal with Canada, and&n... read more


Japan helps Angola restore textile and apparel sector

16 June 2016 | Keith Nuthall

Japan helps Angola restore textile and apparel sector Keith Nuthall Japanese international trading house Marubeni Corp has teamed up with US based clothing and textile management consultants Werner ... read more


What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties

10 February 2016 | Keith Nuthall

What the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for duties Keith Nuthall Recently released details of the European Union's trade agreement with Vietnam show how the deal could boost garment sourcing by EU... read more


Pakistan seeks more FDI for textile and clothing sector

7 April 2015 | Keith Nuthall

Pakistan seeks more FDI for textile and clothing sector Keith Nuthall The Pakistan government has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will proactively seek foreign direct investment (FDI)... read more


US apparel firms failing to exploit free trade deals

3 April 2014 | Keith Nuthall

US apparel firms failing to exploit free trade deals Keith Nuthall Are free trade agreements that allow the clothing and textile industries to import products free of duties, or at sharply reduced r... read more


EU: Refuses anti-dumping duties on Chinese shoemakers

26 March 2014 | Keith Nuthall

EU: Refuses anti-dumping duties on Chinese shoemakers Keith Nuthall The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has refused to reimpose EU anti-dumping duties at 16.5% on five China and Hong Kong-ba... read more


UKRAINE: Clothing industry could benefit from EU duty plans

24 March 2014 | Keith Nuthall

UKRAINE: Clothing industry could benefit from EU duty plans Keith Nuthall Ukraine clothing manufacturers exporting to the European Union (EU) could benefit from the planned scrapping of import duties... read more


CAMBODIA: Clothing exports should continue to grow in 2014

19 February 2014 | Keith Nuthall

CAMBODIA: Clothing exports should continue to grow in 2014 Keith Nuthall The secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has predicted that the country's clothing in... read more


WORLD: WTO agrees to new talks on reducing cotton subsidies

9 December 2013 | Keith Nuthall

WORLD: WTO agrees to new talks on reducing cotton subsidies Keith Nuthall The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has struck an agreement that will put pressure on rich-world cotton producers to reduce su... read more


International cotton group mulls fibre promotion

8 October 2013 | Keith Nuthall

International cotton group mulls fibre promotion Keith Nuthall Senior figures within the global cotton industry are considering promoting sales of their fibre proactively for the first time, as pric... read more


EU: Proposes reforms to product traceability rules

14 February 2013 | Keith Nuthall

EU: Proposes reforms to product traceability rules Keith Nuthall Manufacturers, retailers and importers selling apparel, footwear and accessories within the European Union (EU) will have to ensure pr... read more


MEXICO: Delays WTO panel on Chinese textile subsidies

11 December 2012 | Keith Nuthall

MEXICO: Delays WTO panel on Chinese textile subsidies Keith Nuthall Mexico has delayed a move to challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) what it claims are illegal Chinese subsidies for texti... read more


MEXICO: WTO talks fail to resolve dispute with China

27 November 2012 | Keith Nuthall

MEXICO: WTO talks fail to resolve dispute with China Keith Nuthall Talks between Mexico and China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have failed to resolve a dispute over Mexico's claims that Chin... read more


MEXICO: Challenges China's textile and clothing policy at WTO

16 October 2012 | Keith Nuthall

MEXICO: Challenges China's textile and clothing policy at WTO Keith Nuthall The Mexican government has launched an audacious attack at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Chinese industrial policy ... read more


just-style management briefing: Global labelling legislation a challenge

3 September 2012 | Keith Nuthall

just-style management briefing: Global labelling legislation a challenge Keith Nuthall The management challenge of introducing increasingly sophisticated labels is compounded by the continuing diver... read more


US: Consumers follow more retailers on Pinterest

4 June 2012 | Keith Nuthall

US: Consumers follow more retailers on Pinterest Keith Nuthall US consumers are more likely to engage with retailers on Pinterest than Facebook or Twitter, according to research released by the Natio... read more


EU: Shelves plans for organic clothing standard

25 May 2012 | Keith Nuthall

EU: Shelves plans for organic clothing standard Keith Nuthall A review by the European Commission has decided not to expand the official European Union (EU) certification of organic products to texti... read more


JORDAN: World Bank questions textile sector growth

25 May 2012 | Keith Nuthall

JORDAN: World Bank questions textile sector growth Keith Nuthall A report from the World Bank has questioned whether Jordan should continue to back the growth of its textile and clothing industry wit... read more


SRI LANKA/CAMBODIA: Textile workers hurt by lifting of quotas

15 May 2012 | Keith Nuthall

SRI LANKA/CAMBODIA: Textile workers hurt by lifting of quotas Keith Nuthall A World Bank assessment has concluded the abolition of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) multi-fibre agreement (MFA) on ... read more


EU: Accuses Brazil of restricting European textile exports

1 March 2012 | Keith Nuthall

EU: Accuses Brazil of restricting European textile exports Keith Nuthall Brazil has been targeted for criticism over its increasing use of red tape to restrict imports of European textiles and clothi... read more


just-style management briefing: Sourcing winners and losers in 2011

19 December 2011 | Keith Nuthall

just-style management briefing: Sourcing winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall Garment-making countries had a number of hurdles to overcome in 2011, ranging from the Arab Spring revolts to natura... read more


just-style management briefing: Manufacturing winners and losers in 2011

19 December 2011 | Keith Nuthall

just-style management briefing: Manufacturing winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures ... read more


just-style management briefing: Retail winners and losers in 2011

19 December 2011 | Keith Nuthall

just-style management briefing: Retail winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall While some retailers continued to be vulnerable to cost-cutting, swingeing redundancies and store closures in 2011, ot... read more


BANGLADESH: Textile clean-up programme a success

18 October 2011 | Keith Nuthall

BANGLADESH: Textile clean-up programme a success Keith Nuthall The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has hailed as a success an initiative to use global expertise to clean up Bangl... read more


EUROPE: EC mulls new restrictions on endocrine disruptors

12 October 2011 | Keith Nuthall

EUROPE: EC mulls new restrictions on endocrine disruptors Keith Nuthall The European Commission is undertaking a major study on the environmental health dangers posed by endocrine disruptor chemicals... read more


BELGIUM: EC OKs Brasken polypropylene purchase from Dow

3 October 2011 | Keith Nuthall

BELGIUM: EC OKs Brasken polypropylene purchase from Dow Keith Nuthall The European Commission has removed an obstacle preventing Brazil-based Braskem from becoming the largest polypropylene producer ... read more


EU: Lifts red tape on clothing and textile imports

25 July 2011 | Keith Nuthall

EU: Lifts red tape on clothing and textile imports Keith Nuthall Clothing and textile exporters in countries with trade agreements with the European Union (EU) are to be exempted from providing burde... read more


EGYPT: Garment manufacturers prepared for wage rise

14 June 2011 | Keith Nuthall

EGYPT: Garment manufacturers prepared for wage rise Keith Nuthall Post-revolutionary Egypt is set to increase its minimum wage to US$117.8 (Egyptian Pounds EGP700) a month, but the move is not expect... read more


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