Government and Trade

The Eritrean delegation at the COMESA DTFA workshop held in the Seychelles last January.

Government and Trade

Key African Nations Establish Digital Free Trade Zone

Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.

clock February 11, 2018Bambina Wise

Government and Trade

France Upbeat for Ready-to-Wear in 2018 After First Growth in a Decade

Warm weather and a new president helped push the sector into green territory.

clock February 7, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Government and Trade

Brazilian Makers Eye Recovery, See Colombian Trade Boost

The Brazilian textile and apparel industries are forecast to grow by close to 11 percent in 2018 as the economy improves.

clock February 5, 2018Ivan Castano

A woman works at an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago. The government reports how much consumers spent and earned in March on Monday, April 29, 2013Consumer Spending, Chicago, USA

Government and Trade

Retailers Add More Than 15K Jobs in January

January worker additions to specialty retail nearly made up for several months of cuts.

clock February 2, 2018Kali Hays

The JD.com headquarters.

Government and Trade

JD.com Pledges to Push U.K. Products in China Ahead of Brexit

JD.com is throwing its weight behind Britain with a deal to sell two billion pounds of Made in the U.K. goods to Chinese consumers.

clock February 1, 2018Samantha Conti

U.S. President Donald J. Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC.State of The Union address, Washington DC, USA - 30 Jan 2018This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.

Government and Trade

Trump’s State of the Union Leaves Retail, Fashion Groups Wanting Specifics

Trump managed to do little but retrod old ground in a near-record-breaking hour-and-20-minute address.

clock January 31, 2018Kali Hays

Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump. President Donald Trump, left, stands beside his daughter Ivanka Trump as she makes remarks at H&K Equipment, Inc. on in Coraopolis, PaTrump, Coraopolis, USA - 18 Jan 2018

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Still Improperly Promoting Brand, Group Claims

Democracy Forward urged an ethics agency to investigate claims Trump still uses her profile in the White House to circuitously boost her brand.

clock January 23, 2018Kali Hays

Groups like PVH are turning to Ethiopia to source apparel given its low costs and logistics network.

Government and Trade

Industry’s New Sourcing Hope: Ethiopia

The East African nation has become a key sourcing location for groups like PVH and others seeking to counterbalance rising costs in China.

clock January 18, 2018Bambina Wise

Final sales results flash up on the big screen at an Alibaba Singles Day event in Shanghai.

Government and Trade

‘Notorious’ or ‘Scapegoat’: Alibaba, Trump Administration Trade Barbs

The U.S. Trade Representative named Alibaba’s Taobao.com to its “Notorious Markets List,” Alibaba sees “highly politicized environment.”

clock January 12, 2018Evan Clark

Archroma's EarthColors natural dye denim.

Government and Trade

Chemical Company Archroma Joins United Nations Global Compact

Archroma said it has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative.

clock January 5, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Uzbekistan cotton

Government and Trade

Nonprofit Launches Program for Ethically and Sustainably Sourced Yarn

YESS aims to eradicate forced labor and the worst forms of child labor out of cotton production.

clock January 5, 2018Tracey Greenstein

holiday shopping nrf election synchrony

Government and Trade

Retailers Cut 12,000 Jobs Amid Record Holiday Season

Even with holiday sales hitting an all-time high, the retail sector continued to reduce its workforce.

clock January 5, 2018Kali Hays

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology at The White House in Washington, DC,. Pictured from left to right is US Representative Darrell Issa (Republican of California), US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Us Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.Trump Remarks at Signing of Memorandum on China Trade, Washington DC, USA - 14 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

What to Watch: NAFTA and the Business of Trade

A rate cut for businesses under the new tax bill could be a wash for retailers if the U.S. pulls out of NAFTA.

clock January 2, 2018Kali Hays

Yoox-Ice

Government and Trade

Yoox and ICE Partner on Online Project

The e-tailer and the Italian trade agency will launch a new dedicated platform in mid-2108 to develop the online business of 100 brands in the U.S. and China.

clock December 15, 2017Luisa Zargani

A street vendor hawks counterfeit branded items to tourists on the streets of Beijing.

Government and Trade

Think Tank: For Companies Fighting Knockoffs, the USITC Is a Holiday Gift

Aarti Shah, member of Mintz Levin law firm, discusses.

clock December 14, 2017Aarti Shah

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