Government and Trade

Government and Trade

Mexico Pressed by WTO to Cut Apparel Duties

WTO partners laud Mexico’s unilateral cuts in tariffs but urge nation to slash peak duties in sheltered apparel lines.

clock April 12, 2017John Zarocostas

The immigration ban could result in a decline in international students at fashion schools.

Government and Trade

Immigration Report Gives Key Data, Recommendations

Seventy percent of the study participants indicated that foreign talent is either “very important” or “absolutely essential” to the growth and success of their business.

clock April 10, 2017Lisa Lockwood

Diane von Furstenberg

Government and Trade

Fashion Faces ‘Broken, Outdated’ Immigration System, CFDA Charges

The CFDA’s Steven Kolb said a joint report carried out with Fwd.us details “the impact…on the U.S. fashion industry.”

clock April 10, 2017Lisa Lockwood

Diane von Furstenberg

Government and Trade

CFDA, FWD.us Release Joint Report on Immigration Reform

The speakers highlighted critical policy changes that would promote industry growth and create opportunities for international designers and investors in the U.S.

clock April 10, 2017Lisa Lockwood

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2017

Government and Trade

Big Chill: U.S. Border Tax, Visa Clampdown Sends Shivers Through Europe

Anxiety over trade with the U.S. is building among designers, brands.

clock April 6, 2017Samantha Conti and Natalie Theodosi

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump (right)

Government and Trade

What to Expect From the First Xi Jinping, Donald Trump Meeting

Trump will be under pressure to make progress on his pledge to create more jobs and rebalance the trade deficit.

clock April 5, 2017Tiffany Ap

Barack Obama

Government and Trade

Barack Obama to Attend Food Summit in Milan

The former President of the United States will hold a key note speech at the Seeds&Chips summit on May 9.

clock April 4, 2017Alessandra Turra

Two Days in the Life of Adam Selman

Government and Trade

Fashion and Government Need Closer Ties, Maloney Says

With so many government issues looming over fashion, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney thinks a lobby could do the industry good.

clock April 1, 2017Kali Hays

Beijing, China

Government and Trade

China March PMI Rises, Minimum Wage Set to Increase

The index registered the strongest activity in nearly three years.

clock March 31, 2017Nyima Pratten

Ivanka Trump Angela Merkel White House

Government and Trade

Ivanka Trump Needs Clear Ethics Rules Around Brand, Dems Say

As Ivanka Trump seems to be more active in her father’s White House than expected, Democratic senators want ethics rules around her cleared up.

clock March 29, 2017Kali Hays

Asos

Government and Trade

British Parliament Begins Hearings on Big Retailers’ Work Practices

The hearing was part of parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry into the under-regulated area of e-commerce fulfillment centers and related operations.

clock March 28, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Claudio Marenzi

Government and Trade

SMI Sistema Moda Italia, FIAMP Merge Into Confindustria Moda

The new Italian federation collects 67,873 companies operating in the fashion, textile and accessories businesses.

clock March 28, 2017Alessandra Turra

US President Donald J. Trump white house Washington dc

Government and Trade

Trump Might Turn to Trade As the Next Big Issue

The White House is said to have prepared executive orders mandating a review of the country’s free-trade agreements.

clock March 24, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

Manhattan Borough President Speaks Out Against Garment Industry Relocation

The city’s Economic Development Corp. in partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America is investing more than $51 million in the garment industry.

clock March 24, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Trump border tax

Government and Trade

Textile Group Backs Trump’s Trade and Tax Goals

The textile group sees President Trump’s domestically focused policy agenda as good for the industry.

clock March 24, 2017Kali Hays

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