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Time Crunch Spurs New Doha Trade Talks

Top negotiators from more than 150 countries are gearing up for a new diplomatic offensive in an attempt to…

Asian Neighbors Pick Up Production

Spiraling energy and freight costs coupled with rising wages and other expenses in China's Pearl River Delta…

China’s Manufacturing ‘Pearl’ Loses Luster

Despite ongoing factory closures, thousands of lost jobs and apparel production moving out of China, the…

NAFTA: The Canadian View

Just when the North American Free Trade Agreement seemed to be fully integrated into continental commerce…

Energy Crisis Hampers Pakistan Textile Production

Pakistan continues to face a growing energy crisis adversely affecting the efficiency of its textile sector.

Currency Adjustment Benefits Pakistani Manufacturers

With the Pakistan rupee loosely pegged to the dollar and the strengthening of the Chinese, Indian and…

Hong Kong Sourcing Companies Prepare for Challenges

Diversification has been the mantra of Hong Kong's sourcing companies for years and, with recent developments…

Indian Exporters See Tough Year Ahead

Indian textile and clothing exporters are generally expecting a tough year ahead on the back of shrinking…

China Takes Broad Approach to Reform

The Chinese government and textile industry associations have refrained from directly addressing concerns in…

Proximity Pays for Canadian Manufacturers

Few Canadian apparel manufacturers have been able to resist the lure of low-cost foreign factories to produce…

Doha Talks Remain in Limbo

Less than two months after ministers from key powers gave the go-ahead for the Doha global liberalization…

Shining a Light on Subcontractors

The global supply chain, a key element of international commerce globalization and a vital issue and buzz…