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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

The intersection between beauty products, fashion and sport has never been so mainstream. This was evident last year when popular yoga and athletic-apparel brand, Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon Athletica Inc launched in June (2019) its own athleisure gender-neutral beauty and personal care line (BPC), called ‘lululemon selfcare’.

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes.  “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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INDIA: BANKNOTES FOR VOTES CORRUPTS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

INDIAN authorities have seized more than US$120 million worth of unaccounted cash during the six-week long general election that concluded in May. Law enforcers have warned that this could be for vote buying, making a future government susceptible to corruption, promoting graft in business. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

AS the afternoon heat ebbs in the middle of this Indian summer, a police team block a major highway outside the city of Nashik, in the western state of Maharashtra, rolling in wheeled yellow-coloured barricades. Soon a traffic jam builds up and policemen move from one car to another in search for cash, often hidden in door cavities or spare wheels.With…

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CANADIAN AUTO SECTOR WELCOMES FINAL USMCA DEAL – WITH FINAL REVISIONS ON STEEL SUPPLIES AND LABOUR STANDARDS



The Canadian automotive industry has welcomed the final text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which includes new flexibility over steel supplies to the North American automotive manufacturing industry.

David Adams, president, Global Automakers of Canada (which represents all Canadian auto manufacturers except for the Big Three), said the new amendments reflected Canadian government thinking and that now he expected “all three countries will work to ratify expeditiously….”,…

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SA COATINGS SALES CONTINUE TO RISE – BUT INDUSTRY FEARS IMPACT OF WEAKNESS IN OVERALL ECONOMY



SALES within the South African home paint market are expected to reach USD416.6 million (South African Rand ZAR5.96 billion) in the year to December 2019, up from USD358 million (ZAR5.12 billion) in the previous year, but industry association officials fear this growth could be hit by South Africa’s weak general economy in the coming year.…

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CHINESE INVESTORS INTEREST IN PAKISTAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY GROWING



PAKISTAN’s clothing and textile sector hopes that 2020 will be a big year for Chinese investment – as Chinese companies look to move production to outsourcing centres, such as Pakistan, that have lower labour costs than China, but nonetheless a skilled workforce, and government incentives through reduced taxes and duties.…

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UZBEKISTAN CLOTHING SECTOR EYES MAJOR INCREASE IN EXPORTS AS GOVERNMENT PUSHES AHEAD WITH LIBERALIZATION PROGRAMME



THE UZBEKISTAN clothing and textile industry is eyeing a major increase in clothing and textile imports as its government liberalises what was until three-years-ago a largely unreformed post-Soviet state. A key goal is swapping raw cotton exports for overseas sales of added value textiles and clothing.…

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MEXICAN CLOTHING INDUSTRY EXPERTS HOPE FOR PROMPT RATIFICTION OF THE USMCA TRADE DEAL



MEXICAN clothing industry experts hope that the current stand-off over the ratification of the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be solved soon, given that they expect that it will cement Mexico’s position as a major apparel exporter to the USA and Canada.…

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US TARIFF HURTS, BUT ESQUEL FINDS A WAY THROUGH – JOHN CHEH



The US-China trade war that has been hindering commerce since 2018 has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel CEO John Cheh has told just-style.…

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NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INDICATES INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY WILL NOT QUIOT FINANCIAL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH



 

GLOBAL and regional public policies promoting environmental good practice and fighting climate change have long encouraged the growth of renewable energy production. And with concern about global warming sharpening, these goals – pushed by international and regional organisations and development banks – are here to stay.…

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