14th January 2014
Political disputes underpin most current developing world violence
Disturbingly similar, deep rooted, tensions - seldom directly linked to garment industry issues - are at the root of most violence recently disturbing Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Thailand, Egypt, and Malaysia....
5th December 2013
US October garment imports up 4.8% on 2012: prices nudge up.
America's rate of year on year garment import growth in October was 4.8%, after 2.1 % in September and 5.4% growth in the nine months to September. As in September,...
28th November 2013
American and Chinese media get confused over Mexican VAT hike
Media in China and America are indulging in a hysterical, and quite unfounded, misunderstanding of effect on garment makers of a Mexican Congress November 1 decision to abolish a tax...
25th October 2013
California’s Benefit Apparel spends $5 mn on Mexico factory
Undeterred by the prospects of higher Mexican profit taxes, California-based Benefit Apparel announced on October 21 a $5 mn garment plant investment in the Teocaltiche region of Jalisco state. The plant is...
7th August 2013
Honduran garment making industry consolidates as “mass flight”alleged
Honduras’ garment exports to the US perked up in the second quarter of 2013, in spite of industry claims about a “mass flight” of garment makers to Mexico and Nicaragua,...
1st November 2012
Will Mexico’s challenge to China change garment sourcing as we know it?
Mexico's challenge to what it sees as China's utterly shameless disregard for WTO rules on export subsidies looks likely to transform the way sourcing works. And the US and EU...
14th June 2012
Mexican “share growth” claims based on mistaken evidence
Mexico's textile and apparel industry is erroneously claiming a growing proportion of the US market as it deludes itself that it is benefiting from an increasing focus on higher-value products...
19th March 2009
Mexico imposes $2.4 bn retaliation for US truck access violation
Mexico announced $2.4 bn in penal duty on 90 products from 40 US states after America announced its unilateral abandonment of a NAFTA requirement to allow Mexican trucks into the...