The US apparel sector hopes to gain more transparency from the United States International Trade Commission (USITC)'s upcoming research on the export competitiveness of Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan.


The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) also looks forward to providing insights about how global brands and retailers define competitiveness today.

USFIA president Julie Hughes pointed out: “It’s been many years since this level of analysis and the sourcing landscape has changed dramatically.” ...

What are the aims of the US investigation into Asian apparel sourcing competitiveness?

For Hughes, there are many factors to consider: “Quality, cost, speed to market, compliance with trade regulations, social compliance and environmental compliance top the list. And flexibility and agility in working with brands is a key ingredient in competitiveness.”

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