Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

20th April 2015

Flying geese don’t mean the Chinese are leaving home

One of the biggest myths of modern sourcing is that Chinese  garment manufacturers are leaving China. My op-ed in the April 21 Sourcing Journal Online exposes the myth. In 2002,...

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7th November 2014

Spinners and weavers from Greater China resume Vietnamese investments

Two more companies based in Greater China announced Vietnamese spinning or weaving projects in October, in spite of earlier fears that the May anti-China riots would deter new businesses from...

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29th December 2013

Taiwanese excited over one-child policy easing in mainland China

Optimistic Taiwanese predicted a garment and textile sales boom after China’s National People’s Congress formally decided on December 28 to loosen (and not abolish) its legal ban on families of...

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2nd November 2008

Indonesia: the helter-skelter epitomised

Probably nothing sums up so perfectly the chaos of today's world than the last month in the Indonesian footwear industry.After the EU extended anti-dumping duty on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes,...

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21st March 2007

Far Eastern Textile moves spindles to mainland

Far Eastern Textile will also move some of its spindles from a plant in Neili, northern Taiwan to its textile plant in Jiangxi Province, mainland China. It is reported that...

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21st March 2007

Far Eastern Textile allowed to run PTA plant in China…

Far Eastern Textile has won approval from mainland Chinese authorities to operate a purified terephalic acid (PTA) plant in Shanghai, making it the first Taiwanese textile maker allowed to do...

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21st March 2007

Taiwan’s garment makers bullish for Q1 2006

Taiwan's leading garment makers, including Makalot, Eclat, and Tainan Enterprises, all forecast considerable Q1 2006 sales growth, with local analysts attributing growing orders to greater buyer certainty about the shape...

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21st March 2007

Taiwan firms diversify overseas

Mounting competition has caused a sharp shrinkage in Taiwan's textile industry. Makalot profits in the first eight months were up 18.83% from last year. In the third quarter, Makalot's shipment...

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21st March 2007

Nien Hsing to expand in Nicaragua

Taiwan’s Nien Hsing has been manufacturing jeans in Nicaragua from fabric woven in Mexico or Taiwan. Although CAFTA will allow duty-free export to the US of jeans made from fabric...

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21st March 2007

Taiwan textile makers happy to see orders shifted from China

The growing uncertainty about US restrictions, Chinese export taxes and semi-official price fixing seem to be giving a lease of life to Taiwan's leading textile manufacturers. Makalot Industrial, Tainan Enterprise,...

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21st March 2007

Taiwan sends group to help African textile makers

The Taiwanese government will send a professional group to Africa to help Taiwan textile makers there overcome their business difficulties. Wu Teh-yang, deputy director-general of the African Affairs Department under...

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21st March 2007

EU scraps anti-dumping duty on Taiwan’s textile makers

The EU has scrapped anti-dumping duty on Taiwan's polyester filament yarn makers, effective five days ago. The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs noted that...

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