Government and Trade


Government and Trade

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U.S., India Break Trade Impasse

U.S. has reached an agreement with India on a World Trade Organization pact aimed at reducing trade barriers and eliminating border transaction costs.

ITC to Probe Converse Trademark Complaint

Complaint alleges 32 retailers and manufacturers infringed on some of the brand’s trademarks used in certain shoes, including the All Star Chuck Taylor shoe.

India Asks State-Run Agency to Step Up Cotton Procurement

The country has asked the CCI to accelerate buying of raw cotton from farmers at minimum support price.

Cambodia to Increase Minimum Wage

Garment sector wages slated to increase 28 percent to $128, starting next year.

Nations Take Steps Toward Asia Pacific FTA

Leaders of the APEC forum pledged their support for a regional free-trade deal known as the Free-Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.

U.S. Strikes Visa Accord With China

President Obama said that the countries have agreed to increase the number of short-term tourist and business visas.

India to Ban Import of Animal Tested Cosmetics

A similar ban is already in place in the European Union, U.S., Brazil and other countries, but India is the first in South Asia to make this move.

Backlog at West Coast Ports Said Easing

Terminal operators and dockworkers are working to move cargo at the ports.

Panic at the Ports as Holiday Looms

By industry estimates, a five-day port shutdown on the West Coast could cost the economy nearly $2 billion a day.

DOL Finds $3M in Unpaid Wages in L.A. Area

The Department’s Wage and Hour Division conducted 221 investigations of apparel employers in Southern California in fiscal year 2014.

Obama Administration Taps Wal-Mart EMEA Chief Shelley Broader

Broader was one of 15 executives named Wednesday to the new President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

U.S. Authorities Seize $1.8M in Counterfeit Hermès Bags

The bust at the Port of Savannah, Ga., last month was the largest counterfeit seizure at the port this year.

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