John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

‘Intangible Capital’ Seen of Growing Importance in Global Economy

According to WIPO, one-third of the value of manufactured goods sold globally, or $5.9 trillion, comes from “intangible capital,” the third-largest being textiles and apparel.

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Government and Trade

India Ratifies ILO Child Labor Rules

The ratification of the two conventions is expected to bring almost half a billion children and adolescents up to 18 years of age under legal protection.

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Government and Trade

Vietnam, Ethiopia Top Destinations for Industry FDI

In 2016, Vietnam was the biggest beneficiary country for new outlays in the sector with declared new projects valued at $2.7 billion, followed by Ethiopia with $636 million.

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Government and Trade

Subcontracting Factories Increase in Cambodia, ILO Finds

Employment fell in Cambodia’s garment sector despite a 7.2 percent increase in exports in 2016, the study found.

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Government and Trade

Apparel Exports Seen Driving Growth in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam

A U.N. study forecasts continued strong economic growth in the three countries over the next few years.

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Hanjin Shipping

Government and Trade

WTO Warns of ‘Deep’ Uncertainty Over Global Trade

WTO: World trade to rebound in 2017 and grow by 2.4 percent, but outlook clouded by downside risks and policy uncertainty.

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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.

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Legal

Fashion Among Top Sectors in Cybersquatting Cases

The number of cases filed was up 10 percent on 2015.

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Financial

Global Textile, Apparel Output Rose in Fourth Quarter

The figures, while generally up, showed a slowdown in production in developing economies.

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Chinese president Xi Jinping attends the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru.

Government and Trade

China’s Xi Jinping Champions WTO Rules, Open World Economy

The pro-economic globalization remarks by Xi mark a turning point in multilateral diplomacy.

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Government and Trade

WTO Trade Partners Hail U.S. Economy Amid Concern Over Protectionist Talk

A number of top WTO envoys used the session to voice their apprehensions about growing antitrade sentiment.

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Financial

Global Textile Output Rose 3.1% in Third Quarter

Apparel production also rose, but increased only 0.8 percent during the three months.

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Government and Trade

China Derails WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Some trade experts viewed the 11th hour move by China in the closing stage of the two-day ministerial talks “as a political miscalculation.”

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Maersk Line

Government and Trade

Brands and Shippers Sign Counterfeit Pledge

The declaration is a reaction to the concerns of brand owners that vessels hauling their legitimate goods were also being exploited by criminal networks to transport fake versions.

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Government and Trade

Global Fast-Fashion Forum Eyes Ethics Issues

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a keynote address, stressed of the risk to companies.

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