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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thousands of South Africa footwear workers continue to strike  (2018-07-18)
  Thousands of South African footwear workers are on strike for a second week, demanding a higher wage increase than is being offered by employers.
Perry Ellis reiterates commitment to going private  (2018-07-18)
  US apparel business Perry Ellis International has reiterated its commitment to pursuing a going private transaction, despite an unsolicited takeover bid, and what it says are "mischaracterisations" made by privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods.
US files five WTO cases challenging retaliatory tariffs  (2018-07-18)
  The US has formally challenged duty increases imposed by China, the European Union (EU), Turkey, Canada and Mexico on more than US$20bn of US exports in retaliation for additional steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
EU and Japan trade pact moves closer to ratification  (2018-07-18)
  The European Union (EU) and Japan have signed a "landmark" trade deal, covering a third of the global economy, moving closer to ratification of the pact that will eliminate tariffs on textiles.
Two Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases closed  (2018-07-18)
  Two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.
Allura recalls kids' sleepwear for flammability violation  (2018-07-17)
  US childrenswear retailer Allura has recalled two styles of children's sleepwear garments due to violation of a federal flammability standard.
Uzbekistan and Japan discuss cooperation in textiles  (2018-07-17)
  Uzbekistan and Japan have met to discuss cooperating in the field of textiles, with research and investment a focus.
Unifi ends joint venture talks in Guatemala  (2018-07-17)
  US yarn maker Unifi has put an end to its joint venture discussions in Guatemala to further expand the geographic footprint of its Repreve recycled filament fibre.
Secoo and Shandong Ruyi partner on omni-channel supply chain  (2018-07-17)
  Secoo Holding, which claims to be Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform, has partnered with Chinese textile conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Group to establish a global omni-channel fashion supply chain.
New York City unveils $100m overhaul to supply chain network  (2018-07-17)
  The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has unveiled a US$100m plan to overhaul its ageing logistics system and create a more sustainable and resilient supply chain network.
India raises import duties on textile and apparel  (2018-07-17)
  The Government of India has this week raised import duties on a large number of textiles and apparel by up to 20%.
Egypt gets first ZDHC chemical management training  (2018-07-17)
  A two-day training workshop on chemical management in the textile and clothing value chain is taking place in Egypt for the first time this week.
M&S prepares to cut 351 store management jobs  (2018-07-17)
  British fashion and food retailer Marks & Spencer is to cut around 351 store management roles as the company perseveres with its five-year transformation plan.
EU and China align circular economy policies  (2018-07-17)
  The European Union (EU) and China have committed to align their policies to support an accelerated transition towards a circular economy.
Scovill Fasteners expands brand reach in Europe  (2018-07-17)
  US-based Scovill Fasteners is expanding its reach through a new partnership with Durable Fasteners as its new agent in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.