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Trump U-turns again on TPP. EU just presses on with TPP’s key members

The Trump administration’s stances on the TPP in April probably established an all-time record for policy U-turns. The TPP’s major members, though, made real progress with the EU

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Top 20 clothing exporters remain unchanged as world clothing trade falls

The volume of the $255 bn worth of clothing (measured in numbers of garments) imported in 2017 into the key developed countries (Japan, the US and EU – JUSEU) fell 3.1%, according to the 2017 edition of Clothesource Tradetrak.

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11 Pacific nations decide to salvage TPP – but no firm timetable

Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on May 21 to pursue their trade deal – but were vague on the detail of what “pursue” meant.
A planned meeting in Hanoi of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum failed to agree on its usual joint statement after US opposition to commitments on fighting protectionism.

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