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Sourcing Journal: Post-TPP - The Brave New World of U.S. & China Trade

By Catherine Salfino

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) did a study last fall prior to the presidential elections — and so prior to the U.S. abandoning the TPP agreement — that found 100 percent of respondents did some sourcing from China in 2016. Although 61.5 percent expected to reduce sourcing from China in the next two years, only 4 percent expected a strong decline. Additionally, all the respondents source textile and apparel products that contain inputs from multiple countries.

The USFIA study respondents use “China Plus Many” for their sourcing. According to the study, 77 percent say “Made in China” accounts for less than 50 percent of their company’s total sourcing value or volume.

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