Government and Trade


Government and Trade

Retail Sales Drop 4.6% in South Korea

Data for June covers department and discount chains.

Bangladesh Accord Projects Budget Shortfall

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh said it will need more funding in its second year.

Macy's Weighs Appeal Over NLRB Ruling

The decision will allow a union to move forward with an organizing election involving employees in a cosmetics and fragrance department at one of its stores.

For Bangladesh Factory Owners, End of Inspections Brings Relief

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a consortium of 26 brands and retailers, disclosed the completion of its targeted factory inspections.

Bangladesh Alliance Releases First Annual Report

Labor activists remain encouraged but critical.

FTC Reaches Settlement in Made in USA Labeling Case

The commission charged that the certifier had deceived consumers.

Blog Posts on Alibaba's China Leadership Links Censored in China

Alibaba has been in the spotlight as it prepares its stock market listing, particularly over its complicated web of affiliations and corporate governance.

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CAFTA Countries Fear TPP Prowess

Central American manufacturers are increasingly concerned over Vietnam’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Port Labor Talks on Hiatus Again

Labor negotiations at West Coast ports set to resume Wednesday.

Internet Sales Tax Bill Revived in Senate

Retailers' efforts to close the Internet sales tax loophole just found new life on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia

While the actions did not directly impact the global fashion industry, the sanctions created uncertainty for U.S. brands selling into the Russian market.

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