Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

28th February 2017

This isn’t a good time for developing new sourcing strategies

The speed the sourcing environment's changing, you'd think this is a good time for a new strategy. You'd be wrong. No-one knows yet how Britain's options will develop On February...

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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...

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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,...

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20th August 2016

Why voters don’t want any more global supply chains

I spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning in Britain against Brexit. Not once did I hear a Brexit supporter attack global integration. Scarcely anyone in Britain opposes global...

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4th May 2015

EU imposes “retaliatory” import duty on US jeans

The EU announced on April 30 that it was retaliating against the United States for continuing to flout the World Trade Organisation finding that America's Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (...

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18th April 2013

Trade deals – the devil is in the details

In the April FlanaRant, I looked at the difference between the ambitions and timeframes for immense trade deals being demonstrated by the US, EU, South East Asia, Japan and China....

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12th April 2010

Is diplomacy really returning to trade disputes?

America's backing down from confrontation with China over currency management almost coincided with its agreeing to work with Brazil on a solution to the anger its cotton subsidies are causing....

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4th February 2010

Obama learns to be inscrutable

The President Obama speaking about trade with China on February 3 was a very different man from the one who promised to be tough on Chinas while campaigning for office....

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