Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014

Government and Trade

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Government and Trade

European Parliament Votes on Labeling Issue

Debates over the proposed “Made in” legislation had fallen mostly along northern and southern European lines.

Mass Protest at Chinese Sneaker Factory

Plant manufactures shoes for Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and more.

World Trade to Grow 4.7% in 2014

The increase is spurred by a firming up of the economic recovery in the U.S. and Europe and continued growth in emerging Asian economies.

J.C. Penney's Sourcing Looks to the West

The retailer's sourcing has taken on an increasingly American flavor in recent seasons.

Labor Groups Protest at Children's Place

Demand $8 million in compensation for Rana Plaza victims.

Urbanization, Consumer Power Shaping China

Two Peking University professors spoke about the rising wealth and manufacturing power of the country.

Feds Assure Business on Cyber Sharing

The statement comes on the heels of heightened Congressional scrutiny over the private sector’s data security systems and breach notification standards.

Chinese Exports, Imports Drop

Observers said the unanticipated drop for March is largely due to exaggerated figures from last year rather than a significant economic slowdown.

L'Occitane to Pay $450K to FTC for False Claims

Settlement requires the beauty company to pay $450,000 for consumer redress.

Bangladesh Urged to Drop Tariffs on Safety Equipment

Trade associations say high duties are an impediment to reform.

Forman Mills to Pay $600K Penalty to CPSC

Settlement resolves charges related to drawstrings on children's outerwear.

WTO Sets New Procurement Protocol

According to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the revised agreement provides U.S. firms with new and expanded opportunities.

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Despite Reforms, Bangladesh Workers Still Face Problems

Labor activists say the country is still not adequately addressing the needs of the 4.2 million workers who help fuel the $23.5 billion garment industry.

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Prime Source Details New Industry Dynamic

Executives attending the forum in Hong Kong discuss major shifts in global sourcing.

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Tory Burch Joins President's Entrepreneur Group

Group seeks to increase small business in U.S. and around the world.

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