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New Provisions for Textiles and Apparel Under USMCA

Regulations for Textiles Under USMCA

On November 30th, 2018, all three North American leaders signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into effect. Bringing jobs to America and preventing further outsourcing is the primary objective of the new trade agreement. So far, regulations to the farming,…

USMCA Signed, Replacing NAFTA

USMCA Signed, Replacing NAFTA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is signed. U.S President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto replaced the almost 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The “NAFTA 2.0” was signed in Buenos Aires…

U.S and China Look to End Trade War

U.S and China Look to End Trade War

As January nears and the promised enactment of 25% tariffs on apparel looms, the world sits awaiting impact. The duties initially were put into action were set to improve U.S companies’ market access and to protect intellectual property. In the…

Will The Midterms Save Us From The Trade War?

Will The Midterms Save Us From The Trade War?

As the U.S midterm elections are underway, the question looms over how the outcome will affect tariffs, consumers, and the apparel industry at large. The duties, which total $250 billion worth of imported goods from China has already cost American…

The Trade War Continues with New Tariffs

Trade War Continues with New Tariffs

While the United States is advancing in trade agreements with Canada, Mexico, and Korea, China holds less promise. President Trump declared there would new tariffs enacted on Chinese imports to the tune of $200 billion. To counter, China has sanctioned…

Fashion and Sustainability-Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Fashion and Sustainability-Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sustainability and issues of climate change issues are ever-present in the media, and not without reason. By now it is widely known that the increase in global temperature is producing many adverse effects on the planet. Some of these effects…

China Extends Olive Branch, Cuts Tariffs

China Extends Olive Branch, Cuts Tariffs

All is fair in love and war. And if we are on the brink of a trade war, it looks like China is trying to show the U.S a little love. It was announced that China plans to cut tariffs…

Amazon Set to Conquer Apparel

Amazon Set to Conquer Apparel

We are in the age of Amazon. The e-commerce and cloud computing giant has managed to establish itself as the largest information technology company by revenue. But, it didn’t stop there. After successfully capturing the online shopping industry, Amazon has…

Trademarking Style: Fashion’s Appropriation and Trademark Problem

Trademarking Style: Fashion’s Appropriation and Trademark Problem

Peanut butter goes with jelly, Bert goes with Ernie and fashion goes with controversy. No stranger to the matter, the industry has a hot topic up for debate- the trademark. In a consumer market where buyers associate brands with specific…

Five Years Post-Rana Plaza: What Has Changed?

Five Years Post-Rana Plaza: What Has Changed?

Disaster struck five years ago when a structural failure caused the five-story Rana Plaza to collapse, killing 1,134 factory workers. To this day, the incident is considered the deadliest accident to have occurred in a garment factory. If the building…

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