1st April 2018
Top 20 clothing exporters remain unchanged as world clothing trade falls
The volume of the $255 bn worth of clothing (measured in numbers of garments) imported in 2017 into the key developed countries (Japan, the US and EU - JUSEU) fell...
13th December 2017
Brexit disappearance marks apparel’s need of Next New Big Thing
A joint statement from UK and EU negotiators on the progress of the Brexit talks in early December said the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with rules of the...
28th February 2017
Mexico says “we’ll quit NAFTA if Trump makes unreasonable demands”
Mexico's top trade negotiator said in an interview published on February 27 that he would walk away from the table if US negotiators threatened 20% duties on cars. “The moment that...
27th February 2017
UK policy on post-Brexit migration begins to emerge. But pro-Brexit groups claim “betrayal”
Towards the end of February, more clarity began to emerge about the UK's policy on migration from the EU after it leaves in spring 2019. Most commentators agree that uncontrolled...
22nd November 2016
Trumps confirms TPP withdrawal – but silent on renegotiating NAFTA or branding China a “currency manipulator”
A November 21 video by Donald Trump seems to be backtracking on trade commitments made just four weeks earlier. We have now republished Trump's October 22 plan, and will update...
6th March 2015
EU apparel and textile retail: first annual growth for years
Sales (cash deflated by the rate of inflation) in the EU's specialist apparel and textile stores grew 2.1% in 2014 over 2013 - the first growth since 2010. Sales grew...
18th February 2015
Customer boycott lifted after Azim Group agrees to mend its ways
A number of buyers - including VF, Gap, Li&Fung, PVH and El Corte Ingles - have agreed to lift their boycott of Bangladesh's Azim Group after the garment maker agreed...