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Speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald J Trump and House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin BradyHouse Republicans meet with Donald Trump on proposed tax plan, Washington DC, USA - 02 Nov 2017President of the United States Donald J Trump, flanked by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, left, and United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas, right, speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan in the cabinet room during a meeting with congressional republicans at the White House.

Government and Trade

Retail Industry Applauds Trump’s Business-Friendly Tax Plan

With the lowest corporate tax rate in decades on the table, retail groups are backing the new bill.

clock November 3, 2017Kali Hays

Paul Manafort, Donald Trumps' campaign manager, briefs reporters on what to expect from Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National ConventionRepublican National Convention, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - 17 Jul 2016

Government and Trade

Manafort Money Laundering Indictment Shows $1.4M Spent on Fashion

An indictment showed large transactions from 2008 through 2014.

clock October 30, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

The quake-collapsed textile factory building leaves an empty space at the corner of Bolivar and Chimalpopoca streets after the rubble was cleared away in the Obrera neighborhood of Mexico City, . As rescue operations stretched into day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found aliveEarthquake, Mexico City, Mexico - 23 Sep 2017

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Mexican Earthquake Said to Have Spared Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel manufacturers are struggling against lost orders as a result of the disaster, however.

clock October 30, 2017Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Penske Media Acquires Sourcing Journal

The purchase advances Fairchild’s and WWD’s leadership position in today’s fashion and retail business coverage.

clock October 27, 2017WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Senator Hatch Introduces FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act

The legislation aims to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

clock October 27, 2017Layla Ilchi

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Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion Industry Weighs in on Referendums for Regional Autonomy

The referendums were held on Sunday in the Lombardy and Veneto regions, both holding a central role in the country’s fashion industry.

clock October 25, 2017Luisa Zargani

Visitors walk past a chart showing China's soaring GDP since 2012 and a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Government and Trade

China Reports Q3 GDP Expands 6.8 Percent During Party Congress

The economic data was revealed a day after Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the next five years.

clock October 19, 2017Tiffany Ap

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $170 monthly.

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Cambodia to Increase Minimum Wage by 11 Percent

Garment workers will begin receiving $170 a month in 2018, a boost from the current $153 a month.

clock October 5, 2017Dene-Hern Chen and Aun Pheap

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EU Hits Amazon With 250M Euro Tax Bill, Lays Out VAT Reform Agenda

The European Commission wants to close a loophole tech giants like Amazon have been utilizing.

clock October 4, 2017Kali Hays

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Textile Manufacturers Want Import ‘Loophole’ Out of NAFTA

U.S. textile groups are hoping for an end to a raw material imports rule favored by Mexico and Canada.

clock October 2, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Jeffry Aronsson Looks to Build Detroit Fashion Hub

The fashion veteran is returning home to head a committee to sharpen the city’s style chops.

clock September 28, 2017Evan Clark

Donald J. Trump, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Reed and Stephanie MurphyUS President Donald J. Trump meets with a bipartisan group of congress on tax reform, Washington, USA - 13 Sep 2017US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) with Democratic Representative from New Jersey Josh Gottheimer (L), Republican Representative from New York Tom Reed (C), Democratic Representative from Florida Stephanie Murphy (2-R) and Democratic Representative from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema (R), delivers remarks during a bipartisan meeting of US representatives on tax reform in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 September 2017.

Government and Trade

Retailers Backing Trump’s Business Focused Tax Reform Proposal

Corporate tax rates could be cut to their lowest rate in nearly 80 years, but Democratic lawmakers aren’t pleased.

clock September 27, 2017Kali Hays

Luxottica makes eyewear for brands like Chanel (pictured) but its tie-up with lens-maker Essilor is coming under government scrutiny.

Government and Trade

Luxottica Facing Antitrust Investigation of 46 Billion Euro Essilor Merger

The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.

clock September 26, 2017Kali 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

Retailers Aiming for ‘Update’ of NAFTA as Negotiations Continue

The NRF is open to changes, as long as the deal remains in place.

clock September 22, 2017Kali Hays

Retail Exterior Views Around Av. Des Champs-élysées Paris. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: N/a, 2016. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: n/a, 2016.

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Europe Aiming for Stricter Taxes Against Digital Companies

The European Union wants to overhaul a fragmented, outdated tax code that favors digital operators.

clock September 21, 2017Kali Hays

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Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

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