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China Full Year GDP Rose 2.3%, Retail Sales Contract

Retail sales for the year decreased by 3.9 percent, although in the fourth quarter it grew by 4.6 percent.

clock January 18, 2021Tiffany Ap

xinjiang chinese flag

Government and Trade

U.S. Bans Xinjiang Cotton to Combat Slave Labor

Apparel made with cotton from Xinjiang, where Uyghurs are said to be subject to “modern slavery,” will be stopped by Customs.

clock January 13, 2021Evan Clark

Woody Johnson, Louise Linton, and Steven Mnuchin

Government and Trade

Woody Johnson Calls Storming of Capitol, a ‘Dark Day’ for the U.S.

The U.S. ambassador to Britain, a major Republican fundraiser and friend of President Trump’s, said the rioters should be prosecuted.

clock January 8, 2021Samantha Conti

Weaving silk in traditional way in Vietnam. Vietnamese silk processing.

Government and Trade

Fears of New Tariffs on Vietnam Loom in Washington

More than 200 CEOs called on the Trump administration to not impose punitive tariffs on Vietnam, a key alternative to China production.

clock January 8, 2021Evan Clark

United States Capitol Dome in Washington DC

Government and Trade

Fashion Looks to Washington With Horror and Hope

The mob assault on Capitol Hill Wednesday drew condemnation across fashion with many looking for much more from President-elect Biden.

clock January 8, 2021WWD Staff

American flag waving with the Capitol Hill in the background

Government and Trade

Trump’s Political Brawl Spills Over From Twitter to Capitol

Investors were in wait-and-see mode, gauging economic and social impact of the extraordinary protests on Capitol Hill.

clock January 6, 2021Evan Clark

The new Moose Knuckles pop-up store on Regent Street in London, which opened in early December, and was forced to shut a few days later.

Government and Trade

With New COVID-19 Strain Spreading, England Locks Down for Third Time

Schools will be shut until Feb. 15 at the earliest, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told England residents to stay indoors to keep the virus at bay.

clock January 4, 2021Samantha Conti

cargo ship says made in vietnam

Government and Trade

New Tariff Troubles With Vietnam

Donald Trump might have one more disruptive move on trade before he leaves Washington.

clock January 4, 2021Evan Clark

Government and Trade

A Leap Into the Unknown: Post-Brexit, Britain Goes It Alone

Brexit worries receded amid the panic of COVID-19, and British businesses are now looking forward to 2021 with cautious optimism, and the prospect of free trade with the European Union and the U.S.

clock January 4, 2021Samantha Conti

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year's chaos for cross-border commerce and bring a measure of certainty to businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. The breakthrough on Thursday came after months of tense and often testy negotiations that whittled differences down to three key issues: fair-competition rules, mechanisms for resolving future disputes and fishing rights. (Paul Grover/Pool Photo via AP)

Government and Trade

British Industry Bodies Give Thumbs Up to Knife-Edge U.K.-EU Trade Deal

As of Jan. 1, there will be no duties on goods passing between the two regions after a free trade deal was agreed just days before the final Brexit deadline.

clock December 24, 2020Samantha Conti

Harvey Nichols' 2020 Christmas windows.

Government and Trade

Christmas Is Off, as London, Large Parts of England, Lock Down Again

“There is no alternative open to me,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, addressing the nation on Saturday afternoon as he tightened COVID-19 restrictions in London and the southeast of England.

clock December 19, 2020Samantha Conti

Katherine Tai

Government and Trade

Fashion Welcomes Katherine Tai, Biden’s Pick for Trade Rep

Both textile and importing groups applauded the pick, which elevates a Ways and Means lawyer to cabinet-level negotiator.

clock December 10, 2020Evan Clark

Hackett Store on Savile Row

Government and Trade

Britain Rejects EU’s Tariffs on U.S. Goods in Airbus-Boeing Dispute

The U.K. is hoping to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and is therefore saying “no” to retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in the long-running subsidies spat.

clock December 9, 2020Samantha Conti

A pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a sign advising that COVID-19 vaccines are not available yet at a Walgreen's pharmacy store during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Government and Trade

California Issues New, Moderated Stay-at-Home Order

Some businesses will again have to close and the public is being told to stay home whenever possible as the virus spreads at an alarming rate.

clock December 3, 2020Kali Hays

uyghurs walking in KASHGAR, CHINA

Government and Trade

Customs Cuts Off Cotton From Xinjiang Production and Construction

The detention order applies to 6 percent of the global cotton supply, said the Workers Rights Consortium activist group.

clock December 2, 2020Evan Clark

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