Government and Trade


Government and Trade

USTR Presses Labor Case Against Guatemala

The office is charging that the country has failed to effectively enforce its own labor laws and fully comply with an 18-point enforcement plan.

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EU Labeling Issue Flares Again

For years, European Union countries have been bickering over legislation that would mandate marking country of origin on consumer goods sold within its borders.

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Made in Italy: The Prato Challenge

Solving the sweatshop crisis in the Prato region requires education and dialogue between the city and Italian and Chinese factory owners.

Bangladesh Alliance Signs Fire Safety Pact

It is a four-year partnership that the alliance said will raise awareness of NFPA’s codes, standards and resources in the garment industry.

Women's Apparel Prices Gain in August

Declines in men’s, boys’ and girls’ clothing prices drove down overall retail prices in the sector.

China Issues Details on Trial Cotton Subsidy

China has issued details of a trial subsidy programme for farmers in Xinjiang that will replace a system of stockpiling that has roiled global prices.

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Michelle Obama Hosting Fashion Education Workshop

Maria Cornejo, Prabal Gurung, Krakoff and Bibhu Mohapatra will be among the designers who will be pitching in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Oct. 8.

De Beers Reports Strength in Global Diamond Demand

U.S., China lead 2013 sales gains while India and Japan see declines.

British Fashion Council Pushes for 'No' Vote for Scotland

As decision day nears, both the BFC and British Vogue’s editor Alexandra Shulman are urging the fashion industry to take a stand on the referendum.

Tokyo Shaken by Strong Quake

The epicenter was northeast of the capital.

Workers United Sets Cambodia Wage Campaign

The union is launching its first major global campaign for “living wages” on Wednesday.

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