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MIDDLE EAST PAINT MARKET SUFFERS AS GULF ECONOMIC WEAKNESS AND LEVANT CONFLICT RESTRICTS SALES



 

Time was that the Gulf was a hotspot for paint and coatings sales and production, with frothy demand fuelled by major building projects – most met by locally manufactured product. But today, demand for paint in the Gulf countries is sluggish due to low oil prices, depressing overall economies and a drop in the number of infrastructure and real estate projects under construction.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONSIDERS ADDING ZIRCONIUM TO EU CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL LIST



THE EUROPEAN Commission will next year (2020) consider whether to add zirconium to the European Union (EU) critical raw material list, with the aim of encouraging production and recycling of a mineral so resistant to corrosion, it is widely used in the nuclear industry.…

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EU REBUFFS CRITICISM AT WTO OF COBALT AND TITANIUM LABELLING PLANS



Diplomats at the World Trade Organisation’s goods council have attacked the European Union (EU) over its plans to integrate titanium dioxide and cobalt into its health and safety laws, claiming this could impose unnecessary red tape restrictions on exporting certain stainless steels to the EU.…

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INDIAN STEEL MANUFACTURERS PREDICT REDUCTION IN SUBSIDIES FOLLOWING WTO RULING



Indian steel manufacturers think that the Indian government will trim its support for their exports following the release of an adverse World Trade Organisation verdict in a subsidy dispute brought by the United States.

“The [Indian] ministry of commerce was already looking at revamping trade and tax policies, which includes scrapping certain export incentive schemes that have been now been termed as subsidies” by the United States, Arnab Kumar Hazra, assistant secretary general of Indian Steel Association told Metal Bulletin, “It might expedite the process after [the new] WTO announcement.”…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION MAY ADD CADMIUM TO EU CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL LIST



THE EUROPEAN Commission will early next year (2020) consider whether to add cadmium to the European Union (EU) critical raw material list, with the aim of encouraging production and recycling of this mineral that widely used in batteries, potentially helping the EU economy away from fossil fuels.…

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COMPANIES MUST UNDERTAKE DUE DILIGENCE TO AVOID COMPLICITY IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES – CRIMINAL CHARGES MAY BE LEVIED ON SLACKERS, CONFERENCE TOLD



 

Clothing and textile executives attending a New York conference have been told they need to take special care on assessing their supply chains, to ensure they are not tainted with human rights abuses, because not only may the reputational risks be severe – criminal liability may follow.…

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KENYAN EXPORT ZONE BOSS HAILS NEW SRI LANKAN CLOTHING FACTORY LAUNCH



THE HEAD of the Kenyan export processing zone that will be hosting a new factory run by Sri Lankan apparel and textile manufacturer MAS Holdings, has told just-style that the new plant will involve the creation of between 3,000 and 3,500 jobs directly, when it starts operations by January 20.…

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AMERICAN CLOTHING SECTOR STILL CAUTIOUS ABOUT FUTURE TRADING OPPORTUNITIES, AS CHINA-US TALKS CONTINUE



While cautious optimism on the future of global trade may be currently evident in US financial markets, notably because the United States and China are apparently nearing agreement on a new interim trade deal, representatives of the textile and apparel sectors gathered in New York for the 31st annual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference on November 7 were still expressing significant caution about future prospects.…

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COMPANIES TURN SUSTAINABILITY INTO PROFITS, ESQUEL INTEGRAL CONVERSATION HEARS



In every industry, including the clothing and textile sector, sustainability often means huge amount of long-term investment – be it new sewage processing systems or recycling technology. But how to get rewards from these investments? At the Integral Conversation conference held by Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer, Esquel, in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on November 8, companies in the fashion industry were exploring solutions.…

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AFRICAN GARMENT MAKERS SEEK TO INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY INTO THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS, EXPO PARTICIPANTS SAY



African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability in their textile and fashion supply chains as retailers demand compliance with increasingly high standards fuelled by consumer pressure. But to do so, manufacturers are asking for assistance from international organisations to implement change.…

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