23rd February 2015
Pakistan’s “Turkish Special Economic Zone” claim and Turkish FTA offer strain credibility
Turkey's Prime Minister boasted on February 17 he would work to finalise a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan by June 2015 - but neither he nor his Pakistani colleague mentioned...
21st February 2015
ILO and Pakistan Textile Association sign “Better Work Lite” agreement
The UN's ILO announced on February 17 it had signed a partnership agreement with the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) to promote Decent Work in Faisalabad's textile industry. The programme agreed on...
10th February 2015
Extraterritorial compliance liability: arguments get muddier
I'd just OK'd my latest FlanaRant - when the real world intervened to show how right I am about extraterritorial compliance liability. Extraterritorial compliance liability is my term (please: someone...
10th February 2015
German activists launch legal case against KiK over 2012 Karachi fire
German campaigning group The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) announced on February 8 the start of a legal campaign against retailer KiK for further compensation over the 2012 Ali...
21st January 2015
Rich country imports from Bangladesh continue slide in November as Vietnam looks 2014’s big success story
Rich country garment imports from Bangladesh fell year on year in November for the third time in four months, as Bangladesh's sales to the EU continued to fall - though...
19th December 2014
Pakistanis worry about terror resurgence undermining GSP+ duty concession
Pakistani garment makers, in the aftermath of the December 16 massacre at a Peshawar school, are concerned their country's resumption of the death penalty will mean losing their GSP+ duty...
3rd December 2014
Government corruption “worsening” in major garment exporting countries
Public perception of government and public-sector corruption has recently worsened in virtually all major garment-making countries, according to the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index. The Index scores public perceptions in...
20th October 2014
August trade slowdown creates first Bangladesh import fall since 2012
With slowing growth in the volume of garments the rich world imported in August, imports from Bangladesh showed the first year on year fall since before the Rana Plaza collapse....