IMPORT & EXPORT
By Deborah Belgum | January 3, 2019
With additional tariffs on Chinese imports being threatened, Los Angeles clothing makers are feeling the pinch to bring in goods earlier to save money.
China’s reign as the apparel powerhouse to the United States continues as sourcing agents find this go-to region a reliable manufacturer of anything related to clothing.
With little progress in the last negotiating round for the North American Free Trade Agreement, trade experts believe it is becoming more likely that President Trump will follow through on his threat to withdraw from the talks.
As President Trump starts whittling away at the various free-trade agreements the United States has with different countries, Egypt is revving up its promotion of its special industrial zones where apparel can be made and exported duty-free to the United States.
Experts are meeting for their fourth round of NAFTA trade talks in Washington, D.C., this week with the idea of wrapping up negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of this year if President Trump doesn’t derail the deal.
Consumer confidence keeps shoppers buying as the economy chugs along.
Taiwanese Citizen Held in San Francisco on Charges of Bringing in Millions of Counterfeit Footwear and Apparel
A former Taiwanese national living in New York was charged with smuggling and conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods that ranged from high-priced Nike shoes and Ugg boots to True Religion blue jeans after he tried to board an international flight in San Francisco.
Six or seven years ago, Steve DiBlasi of Lanier Clothes decided to shift a fair amount of his company’s apparel production from China to Vietnam.
It’s official. Some 67 percent of the members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have approved a three-year extension to their five-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association, which means their contract won’t expire until July 1, 2022.
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union approved a three-year extension to their five-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association, which means their contract won’t expire until July 1, 2022.
Protectionist talk may be in the air, but imports are still arriving at our doors.
Protectionist talk may be in the air, but imports are still arriving at our doors. With the U.S. economy in its eighth year of recovery, cargo container volumes at the nation’s ports are expected to be at an all-time high as retailers head into the Back-to-School season.
A global cyber attack that affected hundreds of companies and their computer systems crippled operations at A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, headquartered in Denmark. Operations returned to close to normal.
The Trump administration wants to beef up the U.S. Trade Representative’s budget by nearly 6 percent, add staff and launch bilateral negotiations with several major trading partners.
With a Washington, D.C., hearing coming up on June 27 to discuss possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. textile industry has put together a wish list of items it would like to see implemented.
With changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wind, Los Angeles blue-jeans factories have been fielding more inquiries from denim labels thinking about switching production from Mexico to California.