Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6th, 2022

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on May 31, outlining critical […]

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USTR 301 tariffs review statement by NCTO president & CEO Kim Glas

May 5th, 2022

Photo: Diamond Brand Gear National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas, representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement on the U.S. Trade Representative’s statutory four-year review of the China 301 tariffs. Statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We have long […]

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New Year, new reasons to know your supply chain

March 1st, 2022

On December 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) which will significantly raise the stakes for any company importing from or doing business with China. Most significantly, once the statute fully comes into effect in 2022, importers of a wide range of products into the United States—including many […]

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Tips for working with Chinese suppliers and customers

June 1st, 2020

In pandemic times and beyond, doing business with the world’s most populous country presents challenges for Westerners. Here are 15 practical tips. By James Chan, Ph.D. Gift-giving is a valuable practice when working with Chinese business partners. When the author couldn’t find face masks in his local store in the U.S. at the beginning of […]

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Report on cotton imports in China

June 3rd, 2019

“Research Report on Cotton Import in China, 2019–2023” details the factors in cotton production in China. The growth rate of China’s cotton spinning industry is slowing as labor costs, land and rent prices rise. Cotton production capacity is being transferred to Xinjiang from other parts of China. In 2018, the cotton planting area in China […]

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Chinese nonwovens market bullish

August 31st, 2017

Multiple nonwovens product sectors in China continue to exhibit strong growth and potential for the foreseeable future, according to reports from the biennial China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum held in Shanghai in June. While multiple sectors within China’s nonwovens market are experiencing strong growth, three in particular stand out: hygiene, medical and filtration. Government […]

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China’s five-year plan spurs growth

August 1st, 2017

China’s 13th five-year plan is boosting production and demand for nonwoven products. A focus on industry upgrades has improved capacity, with output estimated to reach seven million tons in 2020, up from 5.35 million in 2016. Product demand comes from a number of sectors including construction and infrastructure, environmental protection, health care and elderly care, […]

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Person to person

February 1st, 2016

Meeting face-to-face with overseas customers brings a wealth of benefits. I’ve been traveling to Asia, including China, since 1981, promoting U.S. products for more than 100 firms. One vitally important lesson I’ve learned is the value of talking with overseas customers in person. Face-to-face conversations with prospects and customers bring tremendous and unexpected orders—and they […]

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Briefing to give businesses the necessary tools to succeed in the global marketplace

January 21st, 2016

The World Trade Center Delaware is hosting a briefing on Jan. 26 at the University & Whilst Club/Ball Room in Wilmington, Del., to give businesses the tools and confidence necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. The briefing is designed to provide the skills, strategies, insights and network of contacts necessary to expand sales globally. […]

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Beijing Olympics feature underwater geosynthetics

September 1st, 2008

Some of the most impressive aspects of the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park are underwater. An artificial lake and wild-water complex in the Chinese city of Shunyi is set in a giant rectangular stretch of land specifically built for the Olympics. Most of the park is made up of a giant man made body of water, also […]

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