Government and Trade

The 'Tavolo della Moda' roundtable held in Rome on Oct. 9.

Government and Trade

First ‘Tavolo della Moda’ Under New Government Held in Rome

A number of Italy’s fashion institutions gathered at the Ministry of Economic Development to discuss the upcoming agenda for the country’s fashion system.

clock October 10, 2018Martino Carrera

People shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, VaHoliday Shopping, Arlington, USA - 22 Dec 2017

Government and Trade

Retailers Will Struggle to Find Santa’s Little Helpers

Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1969, piling pressure on retailers searching for hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers.

clock October 5, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Government and Trade

USMCA May Help Shield U.S. Brands from Mexican Copycats

The proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact sets tougher intellectual property protection rules, which would help fashion brands protect their trademarks in Mexico.

clock October 5, 2018Ivan Castano

President Donald Trump, center, gestures as he announces a revamped North American free trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, . The new deal, reached just before a midnight deadline imposed by the U.S., will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump had called a job-killing disasterNorth America Trade Trump, Washington, USA - 01 Oct 2018

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Retail Groups Applaud Trade Deal — With Caution

Canada agreed to move forward with the agreement, but experts aren’t expecting President Trump to make a deal with China anytime soon.

clock October 1, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

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Amazon Facilitates Counterfeit Sales, Says Trade Body

The American Apparel & Footwear Association has shone a light on the Internet giant’s sites in the U.K., Canada and Germany.

clock October 1, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Government and Trade

Global Footwear Brands Re-Strategize After India Boosts Import Duties

The government boosted import duties on footwear and jewelry after the Indian rupee hit record lows.

clock October 1, 2018Mayu Saini

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Which Fashion Companies Could Be Hit by the Latest Round of Tariffs?

Around $200 billion worth of Chinese imports have been saddled with additional 10 percent tariffs today, rising to 25 percent in January.

clock September 24, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

A shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in PittsburghWalmart, Pittsburgh, USA - 22 Feb 2018

Government and Trade

Walmart Says Tariffs Will Lead to Price Hikes

The retailer reached out to the U.S. Trade Representative before the government moved ahead with its latest round of tariffs.

clock September 21, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: A World of Change at The TimesCenter, in New YorkYahoo Finance All Markets Summit: A World of Change, New York, USA - 20 Sep 2018

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U.S. Winning Trade War in Short Term, Says BlackRock CEO

The head of the world’s biggest money manager questioned how long this winning streak could last.

clock September 20, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

MANDATORY CREDIT: TASSMandatory Credit: Photo by TASS/HOST PHOTO/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9878933t)Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, attends a meeting of foreign business representatives with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, 11 September 2018. The Eastern Economic Forum runs from 11 to 13 September 2018.Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russian Federation - 11 Sep 2018

Government and Trade

Jack Ma Takes Back 1 Million Job Promise

The Alibaba executive said the job plan was based on U.S.-China cooperation.

clock September 19, 2018Evan Clark

Patagonia sells refurbished garments online and in select stores.

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Policy Plays Pivotal Role in Textiles as Sustainability Movement Swells

Scott Cassel of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) discusses how policy helps mitigate waste in the textile industry.

clock September 19, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Government and Trade

U.K. Trade Mission Focuses on Opportunities for Technology Startups

The mission is occurring in Chicago before it heads to New York later this week.

clock September 18, 2018Michelle Elise

Government and Trade

Bilateral Trade Deal Largely Positive for Mexican Textiles, Says Negotiator

Perhaps the biggest triumph of the bilateral agreement is a separate enforcement chapter to tame a ballooning contraband and subvaluation trade.

clock September 18, 2018Ivan Castano

US President Donald J. Trump speaks during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 17 September 2018.President Trump hosts the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Washington, Usa - 17 Sep 2018

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Trump Will Impose Tariffs on $200Bn of Chinese Imports Next Week

Levies will start at 10 percent and rise to 25 percent by the end of the year.

clock September 17, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest rally blocking a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 September 2018. According to media reports, workers from ready-made garment factories rejected the government's decision to raise their minimum monthly wage to 8,000 as they demanded instead a minimum monthly wage up to 16,000, for an estimate of 4.4 million garment workers.Garment workers stage demonstration over minimum wage in Bangladesh, Dhaka - 14 Sep 2018

Government and Trade

Protests Break Out Over Bangladesh Minimum Wage

The government has authorized an increase of 51 percent, but apparel industry representatives are sticking to their demand of a 100 percent boost.

clock September 17, 2018Mayu Saini

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