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U.S. To China: If No Progress, Quotas Get Slashed Jan. 17

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor made it official Thursday: The U.S. will slash China's apparel import quotas by 25 to 35 percent on Jan. 17 unless a new bilateral textile pact, including safeguards against transshipping, is...

Congress Greets China Ultimatum With Applause For Get-Tough Stance


WASHINGTON -- The administration's ultimatum Thursday against China's trade violations got a good reception from members of Congress close to the trade debate. At least one senator said if China does not take steps to...

Deadline Looms On Chop in China Apparel Quota

WASHINGTON -- Friday is looming as showdown day in a struggle that could lead the Clinton administration to slash China's apparel import quotas 25 to 35 percent.

In an apparent power play to bring China back to the negotiating table over the...

Hear Efforts To Revive U.S.-China Textile Talks Stumped By Jockeying

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to bring together U.S. and Chinese officials to resume talks on the countries' lapsed bilateral textile agreement apparently were stymied Tuesday by a bit of diplomatic parrying.

Sources said China refused to consider a...

Concord To Sell Cal. Equipment To Penn-Tex

NEW YORK -- Concord Fabrics said it has entered into an agreement to sell the machinery and equipment at its Chino, Calif., dyeing and finishing plant to Pennsylvania Textile Corp. (Penn-Tex), West Hazleton, Pa., for $2 million. The transaction is...

Giuliani's Speech Sounds Positive Note For SA

NEW YORK -- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's early and prominent mention of the fashion industry in his inaugural speech Sunday was as welcome on SA as a huge reorder.

"That shows that he's reaching out, and that's very positive," said Bruce Herman,...

Sponsors See 150 Exhibitors Joining U.S. Trade Show In Vietnam

NEW YORK -- Organizers of VietnAmerica Expo '94 said they expect about 150 firms to exhibit at the first-ever Vietnam trade show solely for U.S. products and services.

The event, slated for April 21-24 at the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Center in...

Execs & Events


Esther Glaubinger has been elected president of House of Pile Fabrics, a New York textile jobber, and its selling agent, Big Apple Textiles.

Glaubinger assumes the position held by her late...

ITMF: World Output Off in 3rd Quarter

GENEVA -- Marked by major contractions in key Asian economies, worldwide fabric production fell by 7 percent in 1993's third quarter, according to a report issued by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation.

The Zurich-based ITMF,...

NAFTA Labor Office Opens

WASHINGTON -- A federal office designed to monitor labor issues arising from free trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada opens today.

Part of the Labor Department, the National Administrative Office was established under side agreements to...

Obituary: N. William Pandell

NEW YORK -- Services for N. William Pandell, an inventor and former textile executive, were held Friday at his home in Niskayuna, N.Y.

Pandell, 70, died Monday of nodular melanoma at his home, according to his wife, Sylvia.


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