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Why the used clothes trade deserves more attention

While friction over the ban of used clothing exports from the US to East Africa seems to have come to an end, some fundamental issues still...

US imports from Vietnam at highest for a year

All of the top ten individual supplier countries to the US recorded growth in imports in September, with those from Vietnam at their highest...

re:source trade programme roundup – November 2018

The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Canada covers d...

Timeline – Trump’s track record on trade – Update

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade polic...

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EU-Japan trade agreement on track for 2019 start 12 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

The trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Japan is on track to enter into force in February 2019 after being approved by the European Parliament.


US fashion industry backs US-Japan trade agreement 12 Dec 18

Beth Wright

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has lent its support to a potential trade agreement between the US and Japan – the third-largest consumer market in the world, as well as an important sourcing destination for high-quality textiles.


Dominican Republic duty-free apparel export scheme ends 10 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

The duty-free apparel import benefit for clothing from the Dominican Republic has now expired, the US Office for Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) has confirmed.


US imports reach new high as retailers rush to beat tariffs 10 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

Imports at US retail container ports have hit a record high as retailers continue to rush merchandise into the country to beat the timeline for increased tariffs coming into effect.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.


G20 declaration supports reform of WTO 4 Dec 18

Beth Wright

A joint declaration has been signed by all G20 nations that supports the "necessary reform" of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and recognises the current multilateral trading system is "falling short" of its objectives.

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Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts 22 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.

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