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Mexican industry hopeful of USMCA ratification

Mexican clothing industry experts hope the current standoff over the ratification of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) w...

Monthly trade programme roundup – November 2019

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

China set to strengthen Belt & Road textile reach

The Chinese government has started to double down on driving increased Chinese investment in the textile industry in the Belt and Road Initi...

Trade turbulence weighs on Central America apparel

Central America’s textile and apparel exports are on course to miss growth targets this year as Trump’s impeachment concerns and rising poli...

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New US bill extends counterfeit protection to design patents 6 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

New legislation aimed at curbing a surge in counterfeit footwear shipped into the US has been welcomed by footwear retailers and importers.

Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 

US delay on China trade deal "concerning" for apparel 5 Dec 19

Hannah Abdulla

Concerns are growing in the US apparel industry that Donald Trump is looking to delay a potential trade deal with China until after the 2020 presidential election.

US mulls further tariffs on EU goods 3 Dec 19

Hannah Abdulla

The US is mulling additional tariffs on EU goods in an ongoing row over aircraft subsidies, building on a move earlier this year that saw some clothing exports hit by additional duties of 25%.

Cambodia shrugs off EU trade benefit concerns 2 Dec 19

Michelle Russell

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly waived off concerns at pressure from the European Union (EU) to improve the country's human rights record or risk losing its preferential trade status.

Top stories on just-style in November... 29 Nov 19

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in November included an interview with Jeff Streader, managing director of Go Global Retail, on his vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors; a look at the new Runway Kit startup from Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, and the move by Amazon to disclose the names and addresses of suppliers of its own-brand products.

Latest blogs

Slowing economic growth weighs on 2020 sentiment 3 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

As we move into the final month of the year, it’s not surprising that anxiety and concern appears to be the prevailing mood across the fashion sector for 2020. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Sustainability is fast fashion’s Achilles heel 26 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Two aspects of sustainability – environmental impact and worker well-being – are often buried under greenwashed marketing and feel-good statistics; the seeds of where fast fashion's demise have taken root.

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