Government and Trade


Government and Trade

Peru Hopes to Become Leading Textile Exporter

The country has had significant growth with exporting Pima cotton and alpaca wool since a free trade agreement was established with the U.S. in 2009.

Mexico Readies Textiles Aid Package

Package aims to shield the industry from a flood of sub-valued Asian products, an Economy Ministry official said.

C&A Ups Compensation to Bangladesh Victims, as Michigan Threatens to Drop VF

The aftermath of factory tragedies in Bangladesh has sparked new action.

Chinese Consumers Seen Shrugging Off Interest Rate Cut

Consumer confidence will be minimally impacted by the surprise rate cuts unveiled last week by China’s central bank.

Hong Kong Trade Regime Lauded at WTO

Trading partners in a global forum lauded Hong Kong for maintaining one of the most business-friendly, open-trade regimes in the world.

Retail Prices Fall in October

Overall retail prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, after remaining unchanged in September.

Ralph Toledano, Puig, Jean Paul Gaultier SAS, Demonstration, Paris

Gaultier Workers Stage Demonstration

The fashion house's works council "deplores the extent of the reorganization."

West Coast Port Congestion Easing

Even with longshoremen working full shifts, the increased volume of imports has exacerbated the congestion at 29 ports.

BCG Report: New Sourcing Era Emerging

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group makes a bold statement in its title — “Apparel at a Crossroads: The End of Low-Cost-Country Sourcing.”

Japan Postpones Sales-Tax Increase

Prime minister Shinzo Abe calls for an early election amid an economy mired in recession.

Companies Balance Reputations, Rewards in Myanmar

The country poses numerous risks for investors cautious not only about the financial stakes, but of their international reputations, as well.

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