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USTR: TPP to Lower Tariffs on U.S. Exports

TPP will level playing field for U.S. apparel, textile, footwear exports, U.S. report says.

Survey Shows Positive View of Free Trade, Amid Some Concerns

The results come as the U.S. aims to conclude and implement free trade agreements with a dozen nations around the Pacific Rim and with the European Union.

China Trade Agreement Seen as Boon for Korean Brands

The agreement, signed Monday, will remove tariffs on 90 percent of all products traded between the two countries.

Abercrombie & Fitch

A&F Loses Supreme Court Case Over Religious Rights

In an 8-to-1 ruling, the High Court said a job applicant or employee must only show a need for religious accommodation to prevail in a “disparate treatment claim.”

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Think Tank: TPP Is a Good Thing and It’s About Time

David Spooner, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, was the chief textile and apparel negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2002 to 2006.

‘Made In’ Legislation Stalls in Europe

Germany, the U.K., and Ireland lead opposition, while Italy and France push for tougher rules.

RILA Gets $750K Grant for Energy Program

RILA’s energy management project with DOE aims to drive energy and carbon reduction in the retail sector.

U.S. Stays Atop Global Competitiveness Survey

The report placed Hong Kong second behind the U.S., and Singapore third.

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The Winners and Losers of China’s Lower Import Tariffs

The measures include cuts to tariffs on imported apparel; shoes and boots, and skin care products.