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Smarter sourcing will help retailers improve margins

25 February 2005 | just-style.com

Increased competition and on-going price deflation means buyers need more knowledge on their most appropriate sourcing options.... read more

INDIA: Target for Czech investments

20 January 2006 | just-style.com

Reports suggest that the Czech Republic is looking to India as an investment vehicle of the future.... read more

US: Manhattan Associates debuts supply chain solutions

20 January 2006 | just-style.com

Supply chain planner Manhattan Associates has announced its new supply chain strategies for retailers, claiming it is the only solutions provider to offer the complete footprint for supply chain management.... read more

US: Obama bid to double exports continues

31 January 2013 | Richard Woodard

Efforts to increase US trade around the world will continue this year to help reach President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014.... read more

US: Faces uphill task to double exports by 2015

12 November 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Nearly four years after President Obama set a goal for the US to double its exports in five years, a new report says it is unlikely this target will be met.... read more

US: IAF mourns death of founder Thomas Roboz

17 April 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Thomas Roboz, one of the three founders of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has passed away unexpectedly following a short illness.... read more

US: “Little confidence” in manufacturing resurgence

21 August 2013 | Richard Woodard

Buyers have “little confidence” in a significant resurgence in US manufacturing, with high costs limiting the prospects for sourcing more domestically made goods, says a new report.... read more

PAKISTAN: Japanese investors back export processing zone

30 October 2012 | Ahmed Abdullah

Pakistan's Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) is to set up the second-phase of the Karachi Export Processing Zone with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).... read more

SOUTH AFRICA: Clothing workers edge closer to strike action

3 September 2012 | Petah Marian

Clothing workers in South Africa are edging closer to a strike after the union that represents them told just-style early indications of a ballot amongst its members suggests they will vote in favour of industrial action.... read more

WORLD: Trade growth seen falling to 3.7% in 2012

13 April 2012 | Leonie Barrie

World trade growth is set to slow for the second year in a row in 2012, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has forecast, with prospects continuing to remain "fragile". ... read more

TURKEY: Clothing industry hit by Iran sanctions

26 March 2012 | Petah Marian

The economic sanctions on Iran is damaging the Turkish clothing manufacturing industry. ... read more

US: Gerber shifts spreading systems' production to China

4 July 2011 | just-style.com

US-based Gerber Technology is shifting the production of its computer-automated material spreading systems from Denmark to China.... read more

BANGLADESH: Makers to benefit from $581m energy investment

12 August 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Around $581.2m is being invested in a project to improve Bangladesh's energy supplies, in a move aimed at helping the country and its industrial sectors – including garment manufacturers – tackle power shortages and interruptions.... read more

PAKISTAN: R&D investments help grow textile sector

7 February 2008 | just-style.com

Pakistan's federal government invested PKR6.815bn (US$114m) in research and development (R&D) subsidies for the textile sector during the first six-months of the current fiscal year.... read more

US: To impose duties on hangers from Vietnam, Taiwan

30 July 2012 | Petah Marian

The US Commerce Department has set initial anti-dumping duties on garment hangers from Taiwan and Vietnam, determining that the imports are being sold below fair value. ... read more

US: Apparel and footwear group urges action on port talks

13 December 2012 | Petah Marian

The group representing US apparel and footwear importers and retailers has called on President Barack Obama's intervention to prevent a port strike along the US East and Gulf Coasts at the end of the year.... read more

BURMA: US set to ease import sanctions

27 September 2012 | Petah Marian

The US is to begin the process of lifting sanctions against Burma (also known as Myanmar), including a ban on imports, in a move that is likely to boost the country's garment industry.... read more

VIETNAM: Marubeni signs US$37.5m supply contract

27 June 2011 | Ngo Tuan

Japan based Marubeni Corp has signed a contract worth more than US$37.5m supplying raw materials for Vietnam's Dinh Vu polyester fibre plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong, including 18,000 tones PTA and 9,000 tones MEG.... read more

US: Lifts more sanctions on Burma, appoints ambassador

21 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The United States has lifted more sanctions on Burma, including the easing of a ban on investments, and named its first Ambassador to the country in 22 years in recognition of the "significant progress" being made in its democratic reforms.... read more

US: Obama acts to streamline trade regulations

9 May 2012 | Richard Woodard

President Obama has issued an Executive Order designed to boost international trade by streamlining regulations and bringing them more into line with global trade partners.... read more

Spotlight on...Doing business in China

15 December 2009 | Joe Ayling

Selecting the right partner, building strong personal relationships and understanding local laws are all-important when doing business in the sourcing powerhouse of China. Joe Ayling found out more at a UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) Seminar on 'China: Today's source: Tomorrow's market'.... read more

CHINA: Fujian and Zhejiang up export share - retailer

27 August 2009 | just-style.com

China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces present growing competition to Guangdong as key apparel sourcing hubs, according to mail-order retailer Otto Group.... read more

SRI LANKA: Rights groups call for GSP+ benefits for workers

13 November 2009 | Dilshani Samaraweera

Workers rights groups in Sri Lanka say the EU’s GSP+ trade scheme has only benefited employers and not workers, and are asking for mechanisms to distribute benefits to workers.... read more

INDIA: Textile manufacturers call for further government protection

6 October 2010 | just-style.com

An umbrella group of Indian textile manufacturing associations has called on the Indian government to provide additional support for its members, even though it has secured a medium-term cotton export ban to January 2011.... read more

SOURCING: Haiti textile makers rebuild despite aid shortage

10 August 2010 | Ivan Castano Freeman

Haiti's textile and apparel production is nearing pre-earthquake levels but reconstruction efforts remain slow and pose a threat to future competition, industry participants have told just-style.... read more

US: Urges WTO action on China and India subsidies

7 October 2011 | Leonie Barrie

The US has described as "intolerable" the number of subsidy programmes it claims to have identified in China and India - and is calling on the World Trade Organization (WTO) for help in obtaining more detailed information.... read more

PAKISTAN: Approves trade pact with Malaysia

8 November 2007 | just-style.com

Pakistan's federal cabinet has approved a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia to be functional from January 2008.... read more

MAURITIUS: Authorities looks towards PTA with India

7 September 2006 | just-style.com

Mauritius and India are intending to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on the export of Mauritian textile products by the end of the year, according to local reports.... read more

ARGENTINA: Unisol accused of using illegal workers

31 July 2007 | just-style.com

A group of sportswear companies owning Unisol SA have been accused by officials in the Argentinean capital city of Buenos Aires of employing illegal workers, according to local reports.... read more

India’s budget offers little cheer for garment makers

6 March 2015 | Leonie Barrie

India’s garment manufacturers have expressed disappointment at the annual budget for its lack of measures to promote apparel production in the country.... read more

Manufacturing in China falls to 15-month low

27 July 2015 | Leonie Barrie

Manufacturing in China continued to decline in July, with the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) falling to a 15-month low.... read more

Li & Fung's Ford appointed WFSGI Asia exec

8 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has appointed Li & Fung executive Helen Ford as senior executive director of its Asia division.... read more

Asian-owned factories help grow Haiti garment sector

22 November 2018 | Melissa Williams-Sambrano

By this time next year, there could be as many as 30 garment manufacturing factories that are owned and operated by Asia-based companies in Haiti, according to Georges Sassine, president of the Association des Industries d'Haïti (ADIH).... read more

250 execs attend Apparel Summit of the Americas

7 December 2018 | Leonie Barrie

More than 250 executives from 125 organisations attended this year’s Apparel Summit of the Americas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, making it the largest event of the year for organiser the Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN).... read more

Honduras 2020 plan challenged as migrant caravan surges

24 October 2018 | Ivan Castano Freeman

Unions in Honduras are set to demand a 24% salary hike as part of negotiations to increase apparel minimum wages as a swelling migrant caravan continues to approach the US, a leading official has told just-style.... read more