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NAFTA border security & TPP-11 bite Mexico makers

Mexico's apparel association Canaive is undergoing a management shake-up amid mounting challenges linked to NAFTA border security and the po...

Emerging countries battle to grow EU market share

Garment exporters in developing countries are being actively encouraged to seek European orders through various trade agreements, government...

Timeline – Trump’s track record on trade

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

US apparel imports fall in February

February is historically the slowest month when it comes to US apparel imports, and this year was no exception – with a lull as retailers pr...

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Puma mulls China sourcing shift on US tariff fears 25 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The boss of German sportswear maker Puma has described the threat of a trade war between the United States and China as "a headache," and says the company is evaluating shifting its sourcing to alternative countries in Asia should the tit-for-tat trade spat ramp up.


EU and Singapore progress on trade deal 24 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The European Union and Singapore have finished negotiating their free trade and investment protection agreements, marking the first step towards their signature and conclusion.


EU seeks swift conclusion of Japan trade pact 24 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The European Union and Japan have taken another step towards completing their Economic Partnership Agreement – the biggest bilateral trade agreement ever negotiated by the two parties.


EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.


World trade growth in 2018 hangs on policy choices 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting "strong" global trade growth in 2018 and 2019, but has also warned that escalating trade tensions may already be affecting business confidence and investment decisions.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include the news that US President Donald Trump may explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme to tackle buying practices in Bangladesh, Nike develops what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear, and H&M launches a pilot to educate consumers on garment care.

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Bangladesh safety gaps still remain 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.


Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies 16 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers.

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