Government and Trade


Government and Trade

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The Accord and Alliance on Progress in Bangladesh

Entering the new year, the initiatives to improve factory safety in Bangladesh’s apparel sector have been evaluating their progress.

Bangladesh Estimates Factory Repairs Will Cost $3B

The question that factory owners have been raising over the last year is slowly beginning to find answers, as inspections now give way to making real changes.

Bangladesh Government Panel Makes Progress on Inspections

The government initiative on the remaining factories: National Tripartite Committee.

Russian Economy Contracted in November for First Time Since 2009

Manufacturing and investment shrank amid the ruble’s worst rout in a decade.

Industry Calls on Obama in Port Dispute

On Tuesday, more than 160 national, state and local trade associations and organizations wrote to President Obama.

Customs Seizes Counterfeits at JFK Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $450,000 worth of designer merchandise during “Operation Bad Gifts” earlier this month.

PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Port Talks

The Pacific Maritime Association asked for federal mediation Monday in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

DOL Wards Grants to Improve Conditions in Peru, Philippines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs said it was awarding two grants to help strengthen workers’ rights.

Industry Battles Port Congestion as Talks Drag On

In the seventh month of negotiations for a key labor contract between dockworkers, the West Coast ports are putting the worst of the congestion behind them.

China, U.S., Lead in Apparel-Related Trademark Application Filings

Overall, in 2013 the apparel industry attracted the second highest trademark activity and accounted for a 14.3 percent share.

China, India Criticize U.S. Textile Tariffs

Trading partners lauded the U.S. at a World Trade Organization forum for maintaining an open trade regime.

U.S. to Reestablish Ties With Cuba

President Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will reestablish and expand diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Cuba.

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