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HANESBRANDS INVESTS IN EL SALVADOR IN 2018 AS COUNTRY JOINS REGIONAL CUSTOMS UNION

US textile manufacturer HanesBrands says it has invested USD5.2 million in new technology and staff in El Salvador in the last six months and plans to inject USD5.2 million more in the central American country by the New Year. The international manufacturer has so far this year set up a new garment dying line at its San Juan Opico, La Libertad department plant, expanded its socks production in the same complex, and increased its workforce to meet global demand.…

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EXPANDED CENTRAL AMERICAN CUSTOMS UNION WILL BOOST HONDURAN CLOTHING AND TEXTILE LOGISTICS, EXPORTS

THE HONDURAS clothing sector industry association has welcomed the expansion of the Central American Customs Union into a three-country bloc, with El Salvador joining Guatemala and Honduras to forge a light border trading zone of more than 32 million people. El Salvador will officially accede to the union (see below for more information) in November, allowing 95% of products manufactured in its members to freely circulate in the region duty free through common customs, security, and other rules, strengthening local supply chains.…

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US CLOTHING SECTOR LOOKS TO INNOVATION TO SHARPEN EDGE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) conference in Washington DC, on April 25, has heard how the clothing sector needs to boost innovation to sharpen its competitive edge in commercially uncertain times.

Whether creating prototypes from designs within minutes through 3D printing, fabrics being dyed as completed pieces and introducing wearable technology throughout wardrobes, speakers stressed how new concepts could all become mainstream in the clothing industry’s future.…

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USA FASHION SUMMIT WORRIES ABOUT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TRADE PROTECTIONISM

Prospects for trade deals that have underpinned the growth in American clothing and textile imports and exports appear increasingly precarious as the administration of President Donald Trump passes the 300-day mark, participants at a clothing industry conference heard this week.

Concern is especially severe regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as indicated by ‘SaveNAFTA’ being the password to access a mobile app provided to attendees at the 29th annual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference held by the American Import Shippers Association (AISA) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) on November 15, in New York City.…

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MEXICO REFORMS AML EFFORTS – BUT VAST SUMS OF DIRTY MONEY STILL SLIP THROUGH REGULATORY CONTROLS

DESPITE significant progress in tightening anti-money laundering (AML) controls within Mexico, and significant progress in fighting the country’s notoriously violent drug traffickers, the fact is that the amount of dirty money laundered in the country remains eye-wateringly high. Despite headline grabbing events such as the arrest and extradition to the USA (in January) of key players like Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán – leader of the Sinaloa cartel, underlying problems in Mexican AML policy remain, including budget cuts to AML-related law enforcement and concerns over a weakening of US-Mexico law enforcement cooperation following the election of President Donald Trump amidst anti-Mexican rhetoric.…

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BRAZIL’S POLITICAL TURMOIL STALLS AUCTIONS FOR FOUR AIRPORTS

In less than a year, Brazil had three different civil aviation ministers, and Brazil’s ambitious airport development plans have been harmed. One of the trio – Mauro Lopes – is a member of the Chamber of Deputies that voted for the motion to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over allegations she warped government accounts.…

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CENTRAL AMERICA MARKET REPORT

MEXICO and central America are often regarding as manufacturing centres for the USA, the world’s largest personal care product country. And while it remains true that brands take advantage of lower costs in these countries to make competitive exports, Mexico (population 122 million) and the seven countries of central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama – population 45 million) are significant markets in their own right.…

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MEPS GRILL MULTINATIONALS OVER EU TAX RULINGS

A MEETING of the European Parliament’s special committee on tax rulings has grilled multinationals over European Union (EU) member state tax rulings. The European Commission fears they have been abused by governments giving companies low tax rates in return for registering businesses in their jurisdictions.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – BRUSSELS PROBES CARGILL-ADM CHOCOLATE DEAL

 

THE EUROPEAN Commission may block or impose conditions on a planned acquisition by US-based Cargill of the industrial chocolate business of its American rival Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). The European Union (EU) executive’s directorate general for competition has opened an in-depth investigation into the deal, to assess whether it could damage the availability of reasonably priced supplies of this key confectionery input.…

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CAREFUL PREPARATION IS BEST DEFENCE AGAINST KIDNAP RISKS FOR TRAVELLING EXECUTIVES

THE RISK of being kidnapped is a significant concern for those travelling for business to unstable and dangerous regions of the world. Yet, travellers can reduce these risks by following preventative measures and making smart plans, say business security experts. Elizabeth Machuca reports from Mexico City.…

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