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INDIAN BUSINESS FACING SPIKE IN FRAUD AND DISHONESTY, NATIONAL SURVEY WARNS



Corruption, bribery and fraud are now perceived as the biggest risk to commercial health by Indian businesses, domestically and foreign-owned says the India Risk Survey 2019. This is a major change compared to 2018, when the survey put these risks at the eighth most serious concern, behind cyber-insecurity, natural hazards, fire, terrorism, governance instability, labour unrests and general crime.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SMALLER JAPANESE PAINT IMPORTERS OFFERED EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL DECLARATION LAW



IMPORTERS of paints into Japan have been given four time-windows in 2020 to secure ‘small volume permits’ under which coatings can be brought into Japan without any new chemical components being declared to regulators. This special exemption applies to imports of a product into Japan under one tonne per year, says the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND-UP – MEPs LOSE PATIENCE OVER BEE PROTECTION AS EUROPEAN HONEY PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SUFFER



THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for a more robust approach to defend European honey production, as bee numbers continue to fall. In a motion supported almost unanimously, the EP’s environment committee has called for the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which is now under review – to include active steps on reducing pesticide use, which MEPs blame for honey bee deaths.…

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS USING E COMMERCE LINKS TO MAINTAIN POSITION IN CHINA'S GROWING BEAUTY MARKET



A queue formed at the L’Oréal stand at November’s China International Import Expo fair, in Shanghai: the French firm had set up photo opportunities to appeal the ‘Da ka’ set – Chinese slang referring to generation of selfie-taking youths who seemingly live to photograph themselves at important landmarks.…

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AMERICAN CLOTHING AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS WELCOME PHASE 1 TRADE DEAL BETWEEN US AND CHINA



USA clothing and textile industry associations have welcomed the striking of a ‘phase 1’ trade agreement between the US and Chinese governments, which will prevent the imminent imposition of 10% ‘4B’ scheduled US duties on a wide range of Chinese knitwear, knitted fabrics, yarn and dyes.…

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RUSSIA’S BEAUTY INDUSTRY IN SUSPENSE OVER LOOMING PERFUME LABELLING



Businesses across the personal care product sector have expressed concern about a comprehensive national digital marking and traceability system that the Russian government plans to comprehensively put in place by 2024. A limited selection of products are being used to trial the system from the New Year and this includes perfumes.…

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USA POLYSTER TEXTURED YARN IMPORTERS AWAIT LIKELY DECEMBER APPROVAL OF HEAVY PROTECTIVE DUTIES ON INDIAN AND CHINESE SUPPLIES



USA polyester textured yarn importers sourcing from China and India are being forced to pay deposits on their cargoes covering anticipated heavy anti-dumping and countervailing duties which could be imposed in the New Year. These traders and their manufacturing partners are awaiting a decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in late December over claims from the US department of commerce (DoC) that Indian and Chinese yarn makers are both being unfairly subsidised by their government and dumping cheap excess production on American markets.…

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ASEAN TEXTILE MANUFACTURING CENTRES UPGRADING BACKWARD LINKAGE TECHNOLOGIES WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF IMPORTS



KEY textile manufacturing countries in southeast Asia are investing in new machinery to upgrade their textile technology, boosting backward linkages as they seek to strengthen and update local supply chains, international trade data shows. While that level of investment in imports seems to have declined in 2018, key textile manufacturing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc countries have been importing millions of dollars of new machinery, helping them make the most of trade deals that can insist in local fabric, yarn and fibre sourcing.…

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MALAWI HOLDS TALKS WITH USA, AFTER CUSTOMS ORDER RESTRICTS TOBACCO IMPORTS OVER CHILD LABOUR CONCERNS



MALAWI’s government has said it has entered into talks with the USA government after the USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued an ‘withhold release order’ on imports of products containing Malawi tobacco over concerns that child labour continues in the southern African country’s leaf production and processing sector.…

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UK VAPING COMPANIES EYE LIBERALISATION SHOULD BRITAIN QUIT THE EUROPEAN UNION



E-cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom pondering a Brexit from the European Union (EU) that is currently scheduled for January 31 are hoping to benefit from looser rules than currently apply in the EU, if the UK does quit the EU.…

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