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CAFTA Allowance Program Doesn’t Lift Dominican Exports

A new recommendation is to add countries to the EIAP to foster regional integration and create further opportunities in other CAFTA countries.

– July 28, 2016

Claus Meyer at Great Northern Food Hall In Grand Central's Vander


Noma Cofounder Claus Meyer Brings Nordic Cuisine and Culinary School to New York

Now that the Nordic restaurant Agern and the Great Northern Food Hall are welcoming diners, Claus Meyer is training students in Brownsville to the run a café that will open this fall.

– July 27, 2016

Fashion brands with licenses in Brazil are scrambling to regain control as the country's apparel sales dive.


Fashion Brand Licensors Battle for Turf as Mexico Grows, Brazil Slides

Brazil’s apparel sales are expected to fall 25 percent this year, while Mexico’s will grow 10 percent.

– July 26, 2016

Panama Canal


Panama Canal Launches Environmental Recognition Award

Panama Canal customers that meet and exceed environmental standards set by the International Maritime Organization or other globally recognized standards will be considered.

– July 25, 2016


Brazil’s Alpargatas Sees Strong Growth at Havaianas

The company plans to open five new U.S. stores and boost European distribution for its household Havaianas sandals.

– July 15, 2016

The U.S. State Department had listed Guatemala as among countries using forced or child labor in its apparel industry.

The Markets

Guatemala Rejects U.S. Forced Labor Claims

But the Central American nation is failing to meet a U.S. Trade Representative and AFL-CIO enforcement plan to improve its labor standards.

– July 12, 2016


Grupo Axo Forecasts Revenue Boost From PVH Deal

Synergies from the venture, which will see the two firms create a new entity majority owned by Axo, will begin showing in the fourth quarter.

– July 6, 2016


El Palacio de Hierro Sees Management Changes

Chief financial officer Daniel Elguea Solis resigned a fortnight ago to pursue other interests.

– June 29, 2016


Mexican Men’s Brand Scappino Plans Expansion, Taps New Face

The brand has unveiled a new line of glasses, is readying its third fragrance and has hired Italian Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia for its fall ads.

– June 29, 2016

The Markets

Elcatex of Honduras to Invest $500M in Synthetics Plant, Renewable Energy

The firm is at the heart of the “Honduras 2020” development plan to double the country’s textile exports in five years.

– June 27, 2016