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Burmese media reported on February 24 that about 300 local workers rushed into the Hangzhou Hundred-Tex Garment (Myanmar) Co factory compound and started to smash windows, doors and other equipment after a colleague was sacked.
In a February 16 letter to the US ambassador in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Siddiqur Rahman asked for duty-free access to the US for Bangladeshi RMG products made from cotton imported from the US.
“I will instruct my Treasury Secretary to declare China a currency manipulator the day I take office” promised Donald Trump on October 22.
Calculated in square metres of fabric, UK total apparel imports in the last six months of 2016 (after the Brexit referendum and its subsequent sterling devaluation) fell just 0.3% over the same period in 2015.
It’s almost impossible to summarise the dispute between China and most other major trading nations at the WTO.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, after a decade away from politics, launched a campaign on February 17 aimed at persuading British voters to reverse the June 23 decision to leave the EU.
On February 15, the EU’s Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, abolishing tariffs on 98% of EU-Canada trade.
Foreign investment in Ethiopia declines in 2016. So Ethiopians recycle old textile investment stories
Foreign investment in Ethiopia looks likely to undershoot its target for 2016, after falling sharply in the second half of the year.
UK fast fashion e-tailer ASOS announced a detailed timetable for publishing a list of its 490 apparel manufacturers in its statutory Modern Slavery Act filing.
A cross-party report from the French senate on February 15 insisted that vowing that the UK must not be allowed to leave the EU in a better-off position than it is now, and if necessary a withdrawal without an agreement has to be considered.
The dollar value of Chinese apparel exports to the UK fell 9.7% year on year in the six months after Britain’s June 23 referendum on EU membership, after increasing 2.8% in the previous six months
The EU has begun preparing for a legal challenge to a US border tax proposal in a move that could trigger the biggest case in World Trade Organisation history, the Financial Times reported on February 13.
For the first time in years, strong reported export growth. Though, with total apparel exports, even with 2016’s 12% growth, just €2.1 bn, Portugal remains a relatively minor supplier to the rest of the EU.
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Taiwan’s Makalot announced on February 9 a double-edged policy on the US in its 2017 “$5 bn – $10 bn” worldwide investment plans.