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  1. US imports of Chinese textiles decline

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Drop in first two months comes a year after the end of quotas The value of United States imports of Chinese textiles and garments fell slightly in the first two months ... quotas were scrapped. In the first two months this year, US imports declined 0.63 per cent to US$3.34 billion, according to the commerce department. In the same period last year, the value soared ...

  2. Rising prices threaten garment sales

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... China Import and Export Fair- formerly known as the Canton Fair- have seen their profitability eroded due to the strengthening yuan and higher costs, ranging from sewage expenses, labour, energy ... Bangladesh and Vietnam. Suzhou Hengrui Import & Export, which makes women's clothing for labels Shanghai Tang and Anthropologie of the United States, raised prices by at least 10 per cent ...

  3. Tight US textile quotas hurt mainland exports

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Shipments from China decline as American importers source elsewhere United States imports of many types of Chinese garments fell sharply in the first two months of this year as American buyers switched orders to other countries to avoid goods being embargoed at US ports for exceeding quotas. US Department of Commerce data shows that imports of garments such as cotton knit ...

  4. US considers fresh textile quotas

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Toh Han Shih

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Toh Han Shih The United States yesterday said it would investigate five categories of Chinese textile imports, which may lead to new quotas. It also said ... on textiles and broader bilateral trade issues. The US wants to limit surging textile imports that American companies say are devastating their industry. 'The Chinese government hopes to strike ...

  5. US retailer to source more from China once quotas end

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih US fashion label and retailer Liz Claiborne plans to source most of its clothing from China once quotas on Chinese apparel imports are lifted at the end of 2008. The New ... together,' said Luen Thai chief executive Henry Tan. Alarmed at the massive influx of Chinese textile imports, the European Union and the US imposed quotas on several Chinese textile items ...

  6. Making a point on quotas

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent to 471.59 million yuan. With quota tariffs applied to mainland textile imports in the United States and Europe in June, the measures had no adverse impact on the company's ...

  7. Ruling on quotas a victory for free trade

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The lifting of global export quotas on clothes and textiles on January 1 marked the beginning of a new, more competitive era for the multibillion-dollar industry. Complex rules that had ... will be wiped out- that they will be unable to compete with China in the new, quota-free world. A fierce rearguard action intended to mitigate the impact is already being fought. In the US, where ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Orlando In the first move in two decades, a marine park group proposes importing 18 belugas taken from Russia, upsetting anti-captivity activists Outrage over wild whale plan in U.S. For the first time in many years, a consortium of US marine-park and aquarium owners- including SeaWorld- is attempting to import whales that have been captured from the wild ...

  9. News - World - TRADE

    WTO to rule on US' anti-subsidy duties on Chinese imports

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... on May 25, just eight days after the US Commerce Department imposed duties of as much as 250 per cent on Chinese solar imports, siding with companies including SolarWorld that said the goods were ... follows its victory in March last year against American anti-dumping and anti-subsidy levies on imports of Chinese steel pipes, pneumatic off-road tyres and woven sacks. WTO appeal judges ruled ...

  10. Sino-US textile talks end without agreement

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... a flood of cheap textiles from disrupting markets. Hong Kong textile industrialists and US importers have complained such unilateral safeguard quotas by the US are unpredictable, creating ... Toh Han Shih Industrialists fear Washington could impose quotas today Talks between China and the United States aimed at resolving disputes over cheap mainland textile exports ended ...




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