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Pakistani Mills Face Cuts

The country?s recent 31 percent currency devaluation has given a breather to mills.

India’s Uncertain Outlook

The forecast for Indian textile exports in the coming year remains gnarled, with high raw material prices and…

Trade Winds Turn Volatile

The increasing prices of the dollar on the world economic stage are driving apparel and footwear production…

Cost Pressures Build in U.S.

Brands and retailers have been tightening inventories and reducing orders in response to a weakening global…

Weighing WTO’s Future

The prestige and clout of the World Trade Organization took a heavy blow this summer with the dramatic…

China Policy Looms in Presidential Campaign

A big question for industry executives this election year is how he will address the trade relationship with…

Rising Costs, Inflation Hit China

The action by China?s central government to step in with new tax policies to boost flagging textile and…

Facing a Quota-Free China

When quotas on imports to the U.S. from China are lifted at the end of 2008, sourcing executives are not…

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Free Trade Hits Low Tide as Range of Issues Converge

Free trade has had a long run of expansion and widespread acceptance, but a conglomeration of issues is…

Fuel, Labor Contracts Likely to Raise Costs

Retailers and vendors importing goods through West Coast ports have cause for concern, as ocean freight…

India Extends Textile Program

The Indian government, encouraged by the success of a seven-year program to modernize and upgrade the…