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Bloomberg: Shein’s Cotton Tied to Chinese Region Accused of Forced Labor

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23 November 2022
Forced Labor
Bloomberg is reporting that laboratory testing done for Bloomberg News on two occasions show that...

ArentFox Breaks Down New CTPAT Forced Labor Requirements

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23 November 2022
Forced Labor
As we reported earlier, Customs and Border Protection recently announced new benefits for the...

CBP Issues WRO on Central Romana Corporation Limited

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23 November 2022
CBP
Customs and Border Protection posted a new Withhold Release Order (WRO) on their website against...

New Analysis of 2022 Patterns for U.S. Apparel Trade and Sourcing

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22 November 2022
Reports&Analysis
Dr. Sheng Lu, Associate Professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and...

FLA Offers Webinar on Reaching Beyond Tier One Level in Textile and Garment Supply Chains in Turkiye

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22 November 2022
Industry Update
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is holding a project-end webinar to share the findings from their...

Congress Conflicted on Next Steps for Ethiopia’s AGOA Benefits

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22 November 2022
AGOA, Congress
While fashion brands and retailers are hoping that the recent peace agreement in Ethiopia may...

CBP Uses Technology Modernization Fund for ACE Collections Module

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22 November 2022
CBP
As USFIA members know, Customs and Border Protection has been modernizing the Automated Commercial...

CargoNet’s Thanksgiving Theft Trends

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21 November 2022
DHS
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Partnership and Engagement shared CargoNet’s 2022...

CBP Partners with Chamber of Commerce to Combat Counterfeit Holiday Gifts

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21 November 2022
CBP
This holiday season, Customs and Border Protection and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering to...

CBP Announces New Benefits for CTPAT Trade Compliance Partners

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21 November 2022
CBP
In a message to the trade today, Manuel Garza, the Director for the Customs Trade Partnership...

Largest Freight Rail Union Rejects Contract Agreement

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21 November 2022
As many USFIA members have feared, it looks like we are closer to a possible rail strike. SMART...

State Department Announces Ocean Climate Action; First Countries Endorse Ocean Conservation Pledge

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18 November 2022
State Dept, COP27
The State Department announced several ocean-climate actions during the “Oceans and Coastal Zones”...

Global Brands Drive Momentum on Transition to Forest-Friendly Supply Chains

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18 November 2022
COP27
The environmental nonprofit Canopy celebrated several major brands that joined the Next Generation...

Fashion Climate Fund Updates from Aii

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18 November 2022
COP27
The Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) announced two updates to the $250M Fashion Climate Fund during...

Embodied Carbon in Trade: Carbon Loophole

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18 November 2022
Reports&Analysis
The Climate Leadership Council Center for Climate & Trade released the Embodied Carbon in Trade:...

USDA Report Highlights Falling China Yarn Imports

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18 November 2022
cotton
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) published their latest Cotton: World Markets and...