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TRADE WAR OR NOT, CHINA SEEKING ALTERNATIVES TO US SOYBEANS

The US and China at the G20 meeting in early December settled for a 90-day suspension of their bilateral trade war including a halt to any additional tariffs, but sourcing patterns are not going to become business-as-usual any time soon for China’s soybean sector.…

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FOOD MANUFACTURERS UNHAPPY WITH NEW INDIAN REGULATIONS ON FOOD MARKETING AND LABELLING

THE FOOD Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued new regulations controlling advertising and label claims for food products that restrict the use of words and phrases such as ‘natural’, ‘fresh’, ‘original’, ‘traditional’, ‘authentic’, ‘genuine’ and ‘real’. Detailed technical guidance is included within the regulation setting out the manufacturing process that must be followed for such terms to be used to promote these foods.…

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TUNISIAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY PREPARES TO RAISE SALARIES TO IMPROVE CONFIDENCE IN EMPLOYEES AND THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET.

THE TUNISIAN Textile and Garment Federation (FTTH) on Thursday (Dec 20) signed final papers agreeing a process of salary increases over the next two years with the country’s National Labour Union (UGTT) giving textile and garment industry managers the chance to encourage productivity by giving their workers financial stability.…

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ATHLETIC APPAREL INDUSTRY MEETS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES OF THE FUTURE

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel companies need to constantly look for ways to embrace new techniques to compete in a constantly changing landscape, an international industry meeting has been told.

Sustainability, blockchain and Industry 4.0 are three of the most important trends being considered by brands and their suppliers, and they were focal points at the sixth World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), organised by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from December 11-12.…

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CHINESE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET MATURES AS ONLINE SALES BOOM

It is hard to avoid either a cosmetics store or an advertisement for one in Chinese cities today. A mind-boggling wave of new retailers set up by investment firms to cash in on the cosmetics and personal care boom are eagerly seeking franchisees around the country.…

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THAILAND’S ROBUST ECONOMY REFLECTED BY GROWTH IN BURGEONING PAINT AND COATINGS SALES

AS the second largest economy within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc, Thailand remains a key market in the region for paint and coatings sales. Regarding sales of home paints and coatings, including lacquers and varnishes, London-based market researcher Euromonitor International says that sales have been growing strongly.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP - RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA CONFECTIONERY AND INGREDIENTS EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has approved establishing disputes settlement panels ruling sought by the USA on whether retaliatory duties imposed by the European Union (EU), Canada, China, and Mexico on US confectionery and sweet bakery and associated ingredient exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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ASIAN PAINT AND COATINGS REGULATORY ROUND UP – VIETNAM RAMPS UP ANTI-LEAD IN PAINTS EFFORTS

THE VIETNAM Chemicals Agency us ramping up efforts to remove lead from paints in Vietnam – officially requesting to be considered a partner in the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint, a voluntary partnership formed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).…

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VOLVO RUSSIA CFO STRESSES NEED FOR EMPATHY AND FLEXIBILITY TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS

There are two displays in the Moscow office of the CFO of Volvo Car Russia, Vladimir Lagutin, that catches the attention, immediately: a large elegantly-framed poster of UK electronic music band Depeche Mode and a case of tennis balls.

“Those things – music and tennis – keep me from being stressed,” says Lagutin.…

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OECD TRANSFER PRICING CHIEF PREPARES TO ADVISE ACCOUNTANTS ON VALUING MNC FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

THERE are few more complex accounting issues than transfer pricing (TP), and as the world’s economy becomes more integrated and tax jurisdictions impact each other, experts such as the OECD’s Tomas Balco are increasingly in demand.

Heading the OECD’s transfer pricing unit in the organisation’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Balco commands an almost encyclopaedic technical knowledge of tax.…

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