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HONG KONG-OWNED COMPANY OFFERS GOOD PRACTICE IN DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN VIETNAM’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY



A MAJOR textile and clothing exporter in Vietnam hopes that it is influencing the country’s growing fabric and apparel industry to become more sustainable – telling WTiN.com of its good environmental practice.

Delman Lee, president and chief technology officer of Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel Ltd, which produces shirts and polo knits at two factories in Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc province, north of Hanoi, exporting mainly to the USA, claimed the company has been improving its sustainability for more than a decade.…

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AMAZONIA'S DESTRUCTION COULD STALL THE EU-MERCOSUR DEAL’S BOOST TO TEXTILE TRADE WITH BRAZIL



AFTER 20 years of negotiations the European Union (EU)-Mercosur trade deal, which has boosted hopes for increased textile trades with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay is at risk of being blocked ahead of its ratification.

Furious about ongoing deforestation and wildfires in Amazonia, EU countries, including influential countries France and Ireland, have warned that they are ready to block the deal because of alleged breaches by Brazil of its international environmental commitments.…

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ERASMUS+ SPENDING ON AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES IS RISING – WITH HOPE EXPANSION WILL CONTINUE



THE EUROPEAN Commission – the European Union (EU) executive – has claimed its Erasmus+ higher education exchange initiative is significantly boosting tertiary studies for African students and academics, with 8,500 Africans benefiting this year (2019).

In a report on the programme, which has been hailed as a flagship of the EU’s positive international impact, the Commission said that this figure was poised to keep growing, so that it will have helped more than 35,000 African students and academics by 2020.…

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UPCOMING AFRICA SYMPOSIUM WILL PREPARE NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST POSITION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY



Mentorship and sharing experiences will be a key part of the discussions on boost numbers of women in leadership and senior positions within Africa’s higher education sector, when African women vice chancellors meet for their annual symposium in December 2-6.

This meeting of the Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors (FAWoVC) is being staged alongside the annual general meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), to be held at the University of Cape Coast, in Ghana.…

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UNCERTAINTY FOR NEW ZEALAND’S BARQUE PROJECT AFTER THE COUNTRY’S OIL AND GAS BAN



A few years ago, New Zealand Barque oil and gas prospect was rated as one of the most promising exploratory reserves in the world. The decision by New Zealand’s Labour-New Zealand First-Greens coalition government decision last April (2018) to ban any new offshore exploration permits has, however, complicated any future operations at the Barque, east of NZ’s South Island.…

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EU COMMISSIONERS DESIGNATE RELEASE DETAILS ON FUTURE PLANS TO TARGET MAJOR CARBON EMITTERS



Members of the incoming European Commission, expected to take office in November, have released more details of a planned ‘carbon border tax’, which could levy charges on metal imports into the European Union (EU). Products affected would be those deemed by the EU as manufactured with excessive carbon emissions.…

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NEW EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLANS TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON DAIRY SECTOR TO GREEN ITS PRODUCTION



THE EUROPEAN dairy industry will be looking closely at the policies of the new European Commission that is now expected to assume office on December 1 – it is likely to increase pressure on the sector to improve its environmental performance.…

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CHINA MOVES TOWARDS EXPANDED GREENER DISTRICT HEATING



DISTRICT heating is an efficient way to provide heat, that can reduce carbon emissions compared to individual property-based heating. So, it is maybe heartening to learn that the Chinese central government and its municipalities are both growing district heating and encouraging the use of cleaner energies to power them.…

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NEW EU ENERGY COMMISSIONER WILL SEEK TO SWAP PETRO-DOLLARS FOR PETRO-EUROS



THE INCOMING new European Union (EU) energy Commissioner has pledged to increase the role of the Euro in energy markets, instead of the US dollar. Former Estonian minister for economic affairs and infrastructure Kadri Simson, then responsible her country’s energy policy, is expected to assume her new EU role on November 1, when a new European Commission takes office.…

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PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND CONTINUE TRADE LAW BATTLE OVER ACCESS TO THAI TOBACCO MARKET



 

THE PHILIPPINES and Thailand cigarette industries are still fighting a long trade dispute that has seen litigation rumble through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2008. That year, the Philippines government lodged a series of complaints with the WTO’s disputes settlement body (DSB) that the Thai Customs Department had imposed unjust restrictions on imports of cigarettes from the Philippines.…

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