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Trump's Christmas gift to China hosiery makers

Some say President Trump's decision to delay the introduction of certain new tariffs until December is a gift to American consumers. David B...

China apparel makers well prepared for trade war

The intensifying trade war between the US and China is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms who...

US cotton pays the price for Trump's trade war

There have always been daunting challenges for the US cotton industry – only now the stakes are higher thanks to US trade policy. And even i...

US-China tariff war – Apparel hit-list updated

Amid the rapidly shifting goalposts of the US-China tariff war and the imminent addition of punitive duties on textiles and apparel imported...

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Trump hikes tariffs due to hit China clothing and footwear 24 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

There have been more twists and turns in the tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China, with the latest tweet from President Trump saying new tariffs due to take effect in September and December on Chinese imports – including all clothing and footwear – will now start at 15%. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style continue to be dominated by the US-China tariff war. With research showing more than three-quarters of all apparel and footwear products imported into the US from China will be hit with the additional 10% tariff, we've taken an updated look at the products on the hit-list. And while the US cotton industry appears to be paying the price for Trump's actions, the intensifying saga is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms. 

Apparel and footwear top US counterfeit seizures 22 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Clothing, footwear and handbags are among the top five most highly pirated goods, according to a new report from the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), which says the suggested retail price value of counterfeit apparel seizures in 2018 reached $115.1m.

Sri Lanka June exports boosted by garment growth 22 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Sri Lanka's earnings from industrial exports rose in June, lifted by greater demand for garment and textile products.

US textile executives push for passage of USMCA 21 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US textile executives have today (21 August) pushed for passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during a roundtable meeting with Congressman Tom Rice.

Indonesia eyes US garment export growth 20 Aug 19

Hannah Abdulla

Indonesia is looking at ways it can boost its textile and garment shipments to the US – already its main export market – and increase imports of American cotton.

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How brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs 12 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US apparel brands and retailers may be caught between higher costs and raising prices when it comes to navigating an extra 10% tariff on clothing and footwear imported from China from the beginning of next month – but analysts suggest some are managing to mitigate the potential impacts.

Looming US tariffs on China apparel 5 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September. 

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