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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Global union identifies GFA best practice  (2018-11-13)
  A meeting held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) last week has identified ways to strengthen global framework agreements (GFA) and how best to implement them. 
DyStar ramps up destruction of fake textile dyes in Turkey  (2018-11-13)
  DyStar has won a legal case against a Turkish producer of counterfeit textile dyes that infringed one of its patents - with the win resulting in the destruction of 3.3 tons of the product.
China exports accelerate ahead of further tariffs  (2018-11-13)
  China's exports to the US were up by more than 15% in October, which analysts believe is a result of American businesses rushing to import goods ahead of the implementation of an increased tariff rate in January.
Long Beach Port data pilot boosts supply chain performance  (2018-11-13)
  A pilot project at the Port of Long Beach, aimed at improving cargo flow, has led to positive results including improved turn times, increased throughput and more productive turns - all leading to increased supply chain performance. 
UK fashion retailer Blue Inc seeking new buyer?  (2018-11-13)
  Embattled UK fashion retailer Blue Inc is understood to have sought the help of insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor to find a buyer for the business.
VT Garment adopts PLM for speed-to-market  (2018-11-13)
  Thai outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer VT Garment has adopted Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software in a bid to speed up the time-to-market of its products.
Buried clause in USMCA pact could hurt duty-free imports  (2018-11-13)
  Trade associations from the US apparel and footwear industry are appealing a clause in the new US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement to lower the duty-free import threshold, arguing it would hurt the industry.
Brands take action to end modern slavery in UK factories  (2018-11-13)
  John Lewis, M&S and Next Plc are among a raft of British fashion retail giants to have signed a joint agreement with enforcement bodies to try to combat the exploitation of workers by UK fashion and textile manufacturers.
Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt merger approved  (2018-11-13)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and retail estate business Signa Holding have received the go-ahead to merge their respective HBC Europe and Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH's retail operations.
New York & Company changes name to RTW Retailwinds  (2018-11-12)
  Omni-channel women's fashion retailer New York & Company, Inc is to change its name to RTW Retailwinds, Inc next week, ahead of plans to expand its celebrity brands and enter the intimate apparel market.
Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO to step down  (2018-11-12)
  David Labistour, CEO of outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), is to step down next year after leading the company for 11 years.
Shipping giants preparing to launch global association?  (2018-11-12)
  The world's six largest container carriers are understood to be preparing to launch a new global association that aims to standardise industry practices as a way of making the sector more efficient.
Jean Paul Gaultier to go fur-free  (2018-11-12)
  French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has announced fur will no longer be used in any products under his eponymous label.
Sock-maker Interloop plans IPO to expand into denim  (2018-11-12)
  Pakistan-based hosiery manufacturer Interloop, which supplies brands including Nike, Puma and Adidas, is planning to float on the country's stock market as it looks to expand into new growth areas such as knitted apparel and denim.
Ministers prepare to sign NAFTA 2.0 on 30 November?  (2018-11-12)
  The US, Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with which President Trump plans to replace NAFTA, on 30 November.

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