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Imports Rise Sharply in May

The overall trade deficit increased to $42.3 billion in May, the highest level in 18 months.

Global Yarn, Fabric Production Fall

Slower pace of Chinese manufacturing leads to worldwide decrease.

CNBC counterfeits, criminal activity, fakes, luxury goods,

Fakes Continue to Grow, Despite More Seizures

Luxury brands' counterfeit problems have escalated.

EU Slaps Sri Lanka with Duties

Sri Lanka will lose duty free preferential access to the EU following claims that Sri Lanka has failed to reform its poor human rights record.

U.S. Says China Doesn't Manipulate Currency

Critics charge the yuan is undervalued by as much as 40 percent.

India South Africa, India Clothing & Textile Mega Trade Show,

South Africa and India Weave Closer Industry Ties

Annual India Clothing & Textile Mega Trade Show, held in South Africa, has grown to 42 exhibitors.

New York Passes Clothing Sales Tax Rise

The New York Assembly passed legislation last night to include the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110.

China and Taiwan Sign Trade Pact

Agreement between China and Taiwan signals a cooling of longstanding tensions.

Trans Pacific Partnership South Korea Colombia Panama China Japan

U.S. Slow to Join Trade Pact Parade

American firms urge more activity in regional and bilateral pacts.

Sen. Robert Byrd WTO

Senator Byrd Backed Trade Law WTO Ruled Illegal

Controversial "Byrd Amendment," the legacy of Sen. Robert C. Byrd who died Monday, channeled $1B to domestic firms.

U.S.-Brazil Cotton Deal Shaded With Doubt

Analysts were skeptical Congress will ultimately eliminate cotton subsidies, which were deemed illegal by the World Trade Organization.

China Moves to Ease Currency Controversy

Obama welcomes action toward more flexible Chinese monetary policy.

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