Government and Trade


Government and Trade

Obama Steps Up Sanctions Against Russia

The new round of U.S. sanctions targets key banks and a defense technology firm.

NLRB Rules for Bergdorf Goodman in Union Case

The decision indicated that the board is taking decisions about union bargaining units within stores on a case-by-case basis.

USTR Calls for Expansion of AGOA

The Obama administration is in consultation with Congress over renewing and updating the African Growth & Opportunity Act.

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Production Playing Field Leveling Out Worldwide

A more democratic era has emerged in global sourcing thanks a series of events and shifting buying patterns.

AAFA Lobbies for Trade on Capitol Hill

More than two dozen lawmakers bring their case to Washington.

Retail Sales Drop 4.6% in South Korea

Data for June covers department and discount chains.

Bangladesh Accord Projects Budget Shortfall

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh said it will need more funding in its second year.

Macy's Weighs Appeal Over NLRB Ruling

The decision will allow a union to move forward with an organizing election involving employees in a cosmetics and fragrance department at one of its stores.

For Bangladesh Factory Owners, End of Inspections Brings Relief

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a consortium of 26 brands and retailers, disclosed the completion of its targeted factory inspections.

Bangladesh Alliance Releases First Annual Report

Labor activists remain encouraged but critical.

FTC Reaches Settlement in Made in USA Labeling Case

The commission charged that the certifier had deceived consumers.

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