Other sessions featured at the show focused on the US trade war and its effects on Canadian and American retailers, brands, and businesses. Bob Kirke discussed strategies for Canadians looking to adjust to new realities of international trade and how to strengthen relationships with global markets, including China, which represents more than 40 per cent of Canadian apparel imports. Julia Hughes spoke about the actions her organisation is taking to stop new tariffs on apparel and footwear from China. Both reinforced that a full-blown trade war between the US and its key trading partners will disrupt the global supply chain and impact trading volumes, with far-reaching repercussions for the Canadian and US industry.
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