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Government and Trade

Guatemala Says It Won U.S. Labor Suit, Avoids $15 Million Fine

The Central American country says a panel cleared it of allegations by the USTR and AFL-CIO that it abused workers trying to unionize in the apparel sector.

clock June 25, 2017Ivan Castano

Donald J. Trump Ivanka TrumpPresident Trump Departs DC as Attorney General Sessions Begins Russia Testimony, Washington, USA - 13 Jun 2017US President Donald J. Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka, walks across the South Lawn as he departs the White House for Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. The President is departing Washington at the same time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is beginning his testimony on Russia to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Clears Hurdle for New Brand Trademarks

The official White House employee is still working on securing trademarks for her eponymous brand.

clock June 21, 2017Kali Hays

Enrico Lucich's Voila Haviland bag that is produced in Italy.

Government and Trade

As China Labor Costs Grow, Brands Switch to Italian Production

Accessories makers are beginning to move out of China due to labor costs and quality issues.

clock June 19, 2017Kate Whitehead

Government and Trade

Mexico Concerned Over $700M in Off-Price and Used Clothing Imports From U.S.

The bulk of the unloaded merchandise includes aspirational labels such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s or Calvin Klein.

clock June 16, 2017Ivan Castano

Emanuel Chirico

Government and Trade

PVH Sitting Back on Acquisition — For Now

Uncertainty about the border adjustment tax and the challenging retail environment will impact the corporation making any major deals this year.

clock June 15, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Higg Index Heads for Full Usage by SAC Members by End of 2017

The Sustainability Apparel Coalition includes Wal-Mart, Patagonia, Nike, Adidas, Puma and Nordstrom.

clock June 14, 2017Emily Backus

Inside the Nike Innovation for EveryBody event.

Government and Trade

Nike’s European Distribution Subject of New Competition Probe

The European Commission is cracking down on companies that may be restricting cross-border sales with distribution agreements.

clock June 14, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

India Ratifies ILO Child Labor Rules

The ratification of the two conventions is expected to bring almost half a billion children and adolescents up to 18 years of age under legal protection.

clock June 14, 2017John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Vietnam, Ethiopia Top Destinations for Industry FDI

In 2016, Vietnam was the biggest beneficiary country for new outlays in the sector with declared new projects valued at $2.7 billion, followed by Ethiopia with $636 million.

clock June 9, 2017John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Police Seize Attacker Near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Tourists were trapped in the cathedral as police rushed to the scene of the incident.

clock June 6, 2017Joelle Diderich

Leading Arab nations have cut their ties to Qatar, whose capital Doha is a major area for retail development.

Government and Trade

Retailers, Brands Worry as Arab Nations Cut Qatar Ties

Retailers in the Gulf countries could be hit hard by the decision.

clock June 5, 2017Ritu Upadhyay and Natalie Theodosi

Chinese garment workers in a factory in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan.

Government and Trade

China’s Services Expand as Manufacturing Contracts in May

The Caixin/Markit services PMI came in at 52.8 in May, the fastest growth seen since January.

clock June 5, 2017Casey Hall

Donald J. TrumpUS President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, Washington, USA - 01 Jun 2017US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017.

Government and Trade

Fashion Pushes Past Trump on Climate Change

The industry is embracing the battle against global warming as the president rejects a U.N. accord.

clock June 5, 2017Evan Clark and Kali Hays

Police watch as people cross London Bridge for the first time after a terrorist attack on Saturday eveningAftermath of London terrorist attack, UK - 05 Jun 2017

Government and Trade

British Fashion Council to Review Security for Men’s Shows Following Terrorist Attack

The attack near Borough Market and Bermondsey in London on Saturday night left seven dead and nearly 50 wounded.

clock June 4, 2017Samantha Conti

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Government and Trade

Fashion Digs In as Donald Trump Dumps Climate Accord

Fashion executives weighed in with their opposition to Donald Trump’s move to remove the U.S. from a global climate accord.

clock June 2, 2017Evan Clark and Kali Hays

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