18th October 2018
EU-Vietnam trade deal passes latest European hurdle
Deal approved by EU College of Commissioners October 17 But, though approved in principle in December 2015 still needs ratifying by Council of Ministers and EU Parliament.
17th October 2018
US confirms intent to start trade talks with EU, UK and Japan
The White House announced on October 16 it would start trade talks with the EU, Japan and the UK in 2019. Talks would begin in 2019. With the EU and...
17th November 2016
Trade with China. Triumph of hope over experience?
The British Brexit debate, and the aftermath of Trump's election, are bringing out widely contrasting views of China as a business partner. Some are hopelessly naive. British hope One of...
13th November 2016
Trump’s global trade policy: act like a New York garmento
The developed world depends almost entirely on imports from poorer countries for its clothing. The world's biggest apparel importer looks certain to transform its attitude to importing that apparel Since...
12th November 2016
Donald Trump’s immediate plans for the apparel industry
On October 22, Donald Trump published his work programme for the first hundred days of his Presidency. So far as this industry is concerned, that programme – reproduced, slightly abbreviated,...
11th March 2015
For most of our lifetimes – foreign trade will matter far more to China than to the US
In this week's Sourcing Journal Online Op-Ed, I've looked at the contrast between US attitudes to foreign trade infrastructure ("If we must, fine. As long as it doesn't cost") and...
31st January 2015
2014 Trade agreements: Korea strikes deals with China, Australia, Vietnam and Canada
In addition to its deal with Australia, in early November, Korea announced it had initialled an FTA with China, though said it would not release details until a provisional signature...
30th December 2014
Bangladesh garment makers incomprehensibly enthusiastic over pointless Chinese free trade offer
Bangladesh's garment making trade association greeted an apparently valueless Free Trade Agreement offer from China on December 29 with a level of enthusiasm indicating a complete lack of understanding about...