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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.

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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.

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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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Greece, Portugal Concerns Roil Market

Consumer confidence lifted this month, but retail stocks dropped on worries about Greece and Portugal.

World Trade Organization

WTO Role Hinges on External Factors

One issue for the WTO In the next decade is the effects of currency manipulation on global trade.

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Bangkok Malls Look to Save Businesses

Antigovernment protests in Thailand seen hurting small shops.

ICE Justice Department counterfeits

Feds Crack Down on Counterfeits

John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for ICE, said it was a record month for counterfeit enforcement.

Customs Seizes $18.6 Million in Fake Sunglasses

Series of confiscations took place at the Port of Los Angeles.

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