Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

20th March 2007

US blacklists garment firms

The United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has been widely reported to have blacklisted 58 Hong Kong apparel manufacturers in late December on suspicion of faking origin claims....

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20th March 2007

Wal-Mart suit: have we been here before?

A lawsuit launched against Wal-Mart uncannily mirrors a suit launched against an oil company ten years agoThe International Labour Rights Fund (ILRF) filed the suit on September 13 in the...

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20th March 2007

Outstanding issues become apparent

Most observers agreed differences between the US and China on a long-term agreement now come down to:- The Americans urged China to agree to quotas through 2008, while China is...

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20th March 2007

US apparel imports from China significantly increased in June

US apparel imports shot up again in June following a strong showing during the previous month statistics from the US Department of Commerce reveal. Growth rates were stronger for certain...

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20th March 2007

Governments play for time as US groups demand more quotas

Following weeks of intense diplomatic activity, the US delayed making a decision on an outstanding China Safeguard case, presumably to allow time both for China to float its currency and...

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20th March 2007

Malaysian trade agreement “window closing”

The window for Malaysia to conclude a free trade agreement with the United States is closing fast, the local US ambassador said on February 27. N no further rounds of...

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20th March 2007

US retailing gets hazardous to job prospects

Apart from Gap, the other major US apparel retailers saw a raft of involuntary senior departures in early 2007Wal-Mart names new procurement chief. Lawrence Jackson, president and chief executive officer...

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20th March 2007

Inditex to study Gap US store acquisitions

Inditex said it would consider the possibility of acquiring Gap Inc stores if they were to be put up for sale in the US on a store-to-store basis. An Inditex...

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20th March 2007

Major branded suppliers hit hard times.

Liz Claiborne falls on restructuring and closes Mexx US. Liz Claiborne’s Q4 profit fell to $73.2mn from $78 in 2005 as a result of restructuring charges, though sales were up...

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