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U.S., EU Remain Committed to Completing T-TIP This Year

U.S., EU negotiators cite progress in talks on tariff elimination, regulatory harmony and customs and trade facilitation.

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New China Law on NGOs Could Impact Multinational Firms

Observers say that foreign companies need to pay heed to the law, especially if they have forged or plan to forge partnerships with NGOs.

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Sri Lanka Seeks U.S. Market Access as Countries Sign Action Plan

U.S. and Sri Lanka sign a joint action plan to boost bilateral trade and investment.

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World Bank: China’s Rising Costs Could Create 1.2 Million Apparel Jobs in India

The report predicted that as wages increase, China, the largest apparel manufacturer, is expected to slowly relinquish its lead position in the global apparel market.

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Philip Green to Appear Before U.K. Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee

Committee has launched investigation into pensions in wake of BHS collapse

U.S. Locks Horns With China, India Over Subsidy Programs at WTO

During a two-day session of the WTO’s Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, the U.S. said China’s notifications since it joined the WTO in 2001 were “grossly incomplete.”

Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. from Mexico in 2014 totaled $4.7 billion.

House Passes Bill Reforming Tariff Relief Process

Textile producers, brands and retailers stand to benefit from the bill.

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New USTR Report Finds Widespread Counterfeiting in China

Brands and retailers still being hurt by counterfeits in China and worldwide give credit to USTR for keeping the issue in the spotlight.

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Academic Paper Finds Link Between Trade and Polarized Politicians

The impact of trade on U.S. jobs further polarizes lawmakers and presidential candidates, new research paper finds.