USTR Presses Labor Case Against Guatemala

The office is charging that the country has failed to effectively enforce its own labor laws and fully comply with an 18-point enforcement plan.

– September 19, 2014


Nicaragua Seeks U.S. TPL Extension

Nicaragua has stepped up pleas for the U.S. to extend its crucial tariff preference-level provision before it expires at the end of the year.

– September 15, 2014

The Markets

Hanes Axes 1,200 Workers in Costa Rican Exit

Hanes Brands will close its Costa Rican boxer manufacturing business in November as it shifts production to Vietnam.

– September 11, 2014


Ted Baker to Open Panama City Store

The company will open its first Central American store, a 1,890-square-foot unit at the Multiplaza Pacific Mall in Panama City.

– September 11, 2014


U.S. Apparel Production Up 3.9 % in Q2

The sector outperformed the average growth of 3.5 percent in global apparel production, a United Nations report said.

– September 10, 2014


L'Oréal Acquires Brazil's Niely Cosméticos

French beauty giant remains active in mergers and acquisitions.

– September 8, 2014


Astor Capital Sells Stake in Vitrinepix

Launched in April 2010, Vitrinepix provides technology to help businesses create their own online stores.

– September 5, 2014

The Markets

Christopher Bailey Makes Push for Burberry in Brazil

The brand's ceo and chief creative officer made his first trip to Brazil last week for the opening of Mario Testino’s exhibition “In Your Face.”

– September 3, 2014


Melissa to Open U.K. Flagship

The Brazilian footwear label will land in Covent Garden in October.

– September 2, 2014


Model Call: Sofia Fanego

Now living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the 20-year-old model from San Pedro, Argentina, is blending right in with the locals.

– September 2, 2014


Brazil Economy Enters Recession in Blow to Rousseff

Latin America's largest economy last saw comparable contraction during global financial crisis.

– August 29, 2014


MCM to Open Manhattan Flagship

The accessories brand, which had $600 million in gross revenue last year, plans to open stores in cities throughout the world.

– August 27, 2014

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