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New U.S. WTO Ambassador Discusses Doha

Punke says emerging nations need to step up.

Tariffs National Spinning American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition

Tariffs Pressure Domestic Companies

Yarn spinners, textile firms, footwear brands and retailers have paid tens of thousands of dollars in duties since Jan. 1. due to expired legislation.

AAFA China Bangadesh Vietnam Western Hemisphere

At Sourcing Conference, Execs Talk Strategy and Price Increases

Rick Darling and George Feldenkreis spoke at the AAFA's “Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Integration Conference.”

Firms Turn Sustainability Into Profitability

Corporate social responsibility has become part of common busines practice.

Claire's Boutiques Inc. Recalls Bracelets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 19,000 children’s bracelets sold by Claire’s Boutiques Inc. for having dangerous levels of cadmium.

CPSC Looks to Toughen Drawstring Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission may designate certain children’s apparel with drawstrings a "substantial product hazard."

WTO Gives Nod for Syria to Begin Entry Talks

The World Trade Organization gave the green light Tuesday for Syria to begin entry talks after the U.S. and Israel lifted objections.

CPSC Recalls Sweatshirts From Saks Off 5th

Recalled garments posed threat of strangulation.

Cambodia apparel factories manufacturer International Labor Organization

Cambodian Manufacturers See Brighter Outlook

A survey of managers from 66 Cambodian apparel factories found the majority expecting to increase or maintain their current workforce.

Carolyn Maloney Gerald Nadler Steven Kolb AAFA CFDA

Fashion Caucus Sets Sights on Design Piracy, Garment District

Fashion Caucus aims to gets legislation passed and jobs saved.

USTR Report Cites China as Counterfeit Leader

China tops "priority watch list" for intellectual property rights enforcement.

U.S. Leans on India at WTO Over Subsidies

India's subsidies in textiles and apparel in question.

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