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EU Seeing More Online Shopping, but Cross-Border Challenges Remain

European shoppers are still somewhat wary of e-commerce and retailers may be their biggest obstacle.

clock 10hKali Hays

United States President Donald J. Trump (left) participates in an American Technology Council roundtable with corporate and eduction leaders including Microsoft CEO Satya Narayan (center) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (right).White House tech summit, Washington DC, USA - 19 Jun 2017

Government and Trade

Retail Spending More to Lobby Trump Administration

Issues abound with the new administration and retailers are paying for a voice.

clock July 25, 2017Kali Hays

Pierre Moscovici EU commissioner customs

Government and Trade

EU Caught €670M Worth of Counterfeit Goods Last Year

The number of seized items grew and counterfeit beauty products, apparel and accessories made up about half of the value.

clock July 20, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

Brazil Moves to Eradicate 10,000 Sweatshops in São Paulo Area

The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.

clock July 19, 2017Ivan Castano

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Government and Trade

Milano XL Project to Celebrate Italian Know-How

Comprising seven installations, the project will run Sept. 16-26 during Milan Fashion Week, supported by the government, the city and the fashion industry’s main associations.

clock July 18, 2017Luisa Zargani

Donald Trump, who met with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, last August, has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

Government and Trade

Mexican Apparel Makers Set Out Stance for NAFTA Renegotiation

The Mexican industry is pressing for the U.S. to maintain the TPL provisions of the pact.

clock July 17, 2017Ivan Castano

China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by unexpectedly strong trade and consumer spending, despite fears tighter lending controls aimed at cooling a surge in debt are weighing on commercial activity.

Government and Trade

China Q2 GDP, Retail Sales Beat Expectations

Retail sales grew 11 percent year over year, their biggest increase since December 2015.

clock July 17, 2017Tiffany Ap

United States President Donald J. Trump (left) participates in an American Technology Council roundtable with corporate and eduction leaders including Microsoft CEO Satya Narayan (center) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (right).White House tech summit, Washington DC, USA - 19 Jun 2017

Government and Trade

Amazon Faces Growing Antitrust Concerns Over Whole Foods Deal

Amazon’s retail power is being called into question with its plan to buy Whole Foods.

clock July 14, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

Haitian Apparel Workers Threaten Strike Unless Wages Increased

The workers are demanding an increase in pay to 800 gourdes a day, or $12.70.

clock July 9, 2017Ivan Castano

Michele Norsa

Government and Trade

New Sovereign Fund to Invest in Made in Italy Companies

Former Salvatore Ferragamo ceo Michele Norsa has joined the fund, which is expected to support the growth of Italian brands, as Industrial Partner.

clock July 5, 2017Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Committee Formed to Find Cause of Deadly Bangladesh Factory Explosion

The firm supplied to western companies, including British mass retailer Littlewoods.

clock July 4, 2017Tiffany Ap

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Hong Kong for a three-day trip to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the city's return to China.

Government and Trade

Hong Kong Handover Anniversary Unlikely to Jumpstart Retail Growth

As Chinese President Xi visits the city, pro-democracy demonstrations are planned.

clock June 30, 2017Tiffany Ap

travel goods hand bags gsp Donald J. TrumpPresident Trump meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, Washington, USA - 28 Jun 2017US President Donald J. Trump listens as he meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017.

Government and Trade

Trump Expands Duty-Free Treatment for Travel Goods

Opening more GSP countries for duty-free trade for handbags and more is a blow for China with a nod toward enforcement.

clock June 29, 2017Evan Clark

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Accord Extended Until 2021

The extended agreement includes provisions for greater protections for workers and their rights to unionize.

clock June 29, 2017Mayu Saini

BAT vs. VAT: Either way, will that chill consumer spending?

Government and Trade

Panel: Update on BAT, NAFTA and VAT

The expectation is there will be some form of taxation to raise revenues so the corporate tax rate can be lowered.

clock June 27, 2017Vicki M. Young

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