IMPORT & EXPORT

Port of Long Beach Names New Interim Director

By Deborah Belgum | September 22, 2016

The Port of Long Beach is looking for a new chief executive after Jon Slangerup resigned on Sept. 8 to become chairman and chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

U.S. Trade Rep Hopes to Have New Free-Trade Agreement Signed, Sealed and Delivered Before Obama Leaves Office

The Obama administration has been talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement ever since the president arrived in office in 2009.

Customs Officials Step Up Apprehension of Counterfeit items at the Border

Customs officials said they saw a 25 percent increase in the number of counterfeit goods they confiscated last year at the nation’s ports and at the border.

China Agrees to End Export Subsidies

After months of negotiations, China has agreed to put a stop to the export subsidies it has been granting for years to a host of industries, giving them an unfair advantage when competing with other companies around the world.

NRF Supply-Chain Expert Appointed to Government Advisory Committee

Jonathan Gold of the National Retail Federation has been appointed to a U.S. Department of Commerce committee to advise on supply-chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of the nation’s businesses.

What Consequences Would Raising Tariffs Have on the Apparel Industry?

In the whirlwind of election-year debates, some politicians have been taking a protectionist attitude and threatening to raise U.S. tariffs and erect trade barriers.

Hong Kong to Share in $20.5M Retrieved from Clothing Smuggled Through L.A. Ports

An elaborate scheme that involved bringing in Chinese-made apparel from Hong Kong through Los Angeles ports, allegedly destined for Mexico but ending up in the United States, will result in Hong Kong sharing some of the $20.5 million worth of forfeited assets collected during the investigation.

Imports Steady as Back-to-School Season Approaches

U.S. cargo-container imports for the first half of this year are expected to be nearly flat over last year as the economy inches along.

Blue Jeans Imports by LA Company Challenge Labeling Requirements

In 2010, JBlu Inc., a longtime Los Angeles clothing company, imported some 500,000 pairs of blue jeans from China in 11 shipments through the Port of Long Beach—all headed for retail stores around the country.

Soft Global Trade Keeps Shipping Rates Low

The U.S. dollar will remain strong until the middle of this year, hampering U.S. exports but boosting a wave of imports into U.S. ports.

Chinese Website Promotes U.S. Apparel Brands in China

China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, is a burgeoning consumer market where shoppers are hungry for American clothing labels.

Congressional Vote of Trans-Pacific Partnership Moves Farther Down the Road

Congress may not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until sometime after the November presidential election.

Indian Garment Company Fined for Stealing Software

California’s attorney general has won a settlement from a clothing factory in India accused of stealing intellectual property from U.S. software companies.

2015 RETROSPECTIVE: China Stays on Top as U.S. Clothing Factory

China’s exports of textiles and apparel to the United States saw a 1.5 percent increase over last year, meaning that the nation of 1.35 billion people and nearly 20,000 apparel and textile factories sent $43 billion worth of goods to the United States for the 12 months ending Oct. 31.

Super-Sized Mega-Ship Making Its Way to California Ports

The largest container ship ever to call in the United States will be arriving at three California ports to test the waters on how the facilities handle a megaship of this size.

Newsmakers 2015

Newsmakers 2015

The people and events that made the news in 2015.