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US trade now 'America alone’ not 'America first'

Prospects for trade deals that have underpinned growth in American clothing and textile imports and exports appear increasingly precarious a...

Which products hardest hit if NAFTA nixed?

As talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) head into their fifth round later this month, concerns remain that U...

US apparel imports take a tumble in September

The volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end. Within the top thre...

How Bangladesh RMG exports were hit by Brexit vote

The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) impacted Bangladesh's garment exports last year – but the South Asian country is confiden...

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Lack of NAFTA progress continues to cause concern 23 Nov 17

Beth Wright

Little progress seems to have been in the fifth round of renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that concluded this week, with concerns expressed regarding the "lack of headway" made by those involved.

New Qatar Airways service could lift Myanmar RMG exports 23 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Qatar Airways Cargo has begun a direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar, in a move that could boost the country's ready-made-garment exports, particularly to Europe and the US.

New level of agility needed to tackle sourcing challenges 22 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Traditional sourcing, trade and commerce networks that have been relatively stable for years are now in a state of flux – and companies need to re-engineer their processes and supporting systems if they are to achieve the new levels of agility required to respond to these new market forces.

US sets out revised NAFTA negotiating objectives 21 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

The United States has set out a revised set of objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico – with a focus on transparency and expanded investment.

US hearings to address "unfair" port charges 21 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

The US Federal Marine Commission is to hold public hearings in January to gather input on a petition seeking a rule or policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair demurrage and detention fees amid uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes.

US begins probe into trade with Sub-Saharan Africa 20 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

The US International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation into recent developments in the country's trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region's trade performance and export prospects.

Latest blogs

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options 20 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standards and options available merely complicates the decision-making process for so many firms.

Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey 6 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be turning to in the year ahead?

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