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Spokespeople for India’s garment and textile industry expressed disappointment on February 28 as the country’s central government avoided dealing with some issues manufacturers thought important in the national budget for 2015/16:
Protests continued on February 27 over the attempt by Youngor’s Smart Shirts Cambodia to exclude workers organising protests over wage differentials. A similar dispute at Itochu’s Quantum Clothing caused relatively peaceful clashes on February 26 between picketers and workers trying to get into the factory
Buyers dispute Bangladesh claims that transport blockade puts garment making on “brink of total collapse.”
Bangladesh’s chief buyers’ representative on February 28 contested claims that, because of the transport blockade, retailers and brands were pulling orders out of Bangladesh.
Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and its Professor of Global Economic Governance, ought to know a bit about how governments work.
There are times advocates of free trade need to think before opening their mouths – or uploading their blogs. An apparently praiseworthy article in the Pakistani press about access to Turkey’s garment market is a perfect illustration.
I’d just OK’d my latest FlanaRant – when the real world intervened to show how right I am about extraterritorial compliance liability.