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Cambodia to Raise Monthly Minimum Wage to $140

The increase came after the prime minister stepped in to increase the amount for $5.

Hillary Clinton

TPP Battle Begins as Hillary Clinton Says ‘I’m Not in Favor’

White House report details tariff reduction-cost savings for U.S. companies, state by state.

Vietnam to Emerge Winner From TPP, Report Says

The benefits to Vietnam will be limited by the expected inclusion of a “yarn forward” rule, however.

Cambodia Leads Import Surge in August

Overall apparel and textile imports to the U.S. from the world increased 13.3 percent in August compared with a year earlier.

Alibaba Taobao

AAFA Asks U.S. to Re-list Taobao on Counterfeit Watch List

AAFA, which represents apparel and footwear brands, charges that counterfeiting has worsened on Taobao.

Congress returns to session today.

Fashion Industry Lauds TPP Deal as Congressional Battle Looms

The agreement is one of the largest trade deals in history that seeks to tear down trade barriers and raise standards around the globe.

Department of Justice Builds Strategy to Battle Counterfeits, Cyber Crime

The new plan calls on the FBI tol partner with third-party marketplaces to ensure they have the right analytical tools and techniques to fight cyber attacks and counterfeiting on their Web sites.

An exterior of an H&M store.

H&M Factories in Bangladesh Haven’t Made Safety Repairs, Report Alleges

The Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network and Worker Rights Consortium jointly published the report.

China’s September PMI Prompts Concern

Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up slightly in September yet PMI is still at levels indicating contraction in the sector.