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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How U.S. trade actions affect the textile industry

May 1st, 2020

by Lawrence A. Ward and Dave Townsend Trade changes relating to sales of textiles outside of the United States increase the demands for transparency in the textile supply chain. Compliance burdens continue to grow in scope and complexity, creating new challenges for businesses. The textile trade has long been complicated, requiring careful attention to the […]

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Making decisions in an uncertain trade environment

January 1st, 2020

By Marie O’Mahony Editor’s note: The issue of U.S. trade is unusually dynamic and evolving today. The majority of this article represents information available when the speakers presented at IFAI Expo in October 2019.  With current international trade in a persistent state of flux, it’s tempting for the advanced textiles industry to stand by and […]

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NCTO concerned over plan to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31st, 2019

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border. The proposed 5 percent […]

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