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USTR Kirk seeks enforcement of labor laws in Guatemala
Wednesday, May 18    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On May 16, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk requested a meeting of the Free Trade Commission under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement regarding the government of Guatemala's apparent failure to effectively enforce its labor laws. More



CCMI president addresses challenges and future of the cashmere industry
Wednesday, May 18    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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Karl Spilhaus, president of the Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute spoke with Twist magazine U.S. correspondent John W. McCurry about how the organization is tackling the challenges created by the rapid increase in cashmere prices, how it acts on false labeling, and where the future of cashmere lies. The interview is available online here.

DR-CAFTA region supplier of cotton heavyweight chamois needed
Wednesday, May 18    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Textile Association has been approached by a manufacturer seeking sources for cotton chamois. NOTE: The fabrics will be used in a program in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement region, and therefore requires fabrics woven and finished in the DR-CAFTA region and of yarn made in the DR-CAFTA region. More

CCMI President Karl Spilhaus addresses wool and cashmere groups in China
Tuesday, May 17    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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On May 9, Karl Spilhaus, president of the Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute, spoke on "Sustaining the Market Worldwide: Quality and Clarity" at the 80th International Wool Textile Organization Congress in Hang Zhou, China. On May 12, Spilhaus addressed the Erdos Fiber Identification Symposium in Tongxiang, Zhejiang. More

US trade officials to address issues of Asian and Central American trade this week
Monday, May 16    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On May 18, Ambassadors Kirk, Marantis, and Punke will travel to Big Sky, Mont., to chair and participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 Meeting of Ministers Related to Trade. On May 20, Kirk will hold a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 Meeting of Ministers Related to Trade. Also on that day, Ambassador Miriam Sapiro will speak at The Brookings Institution on a panel titled "Central America's Trade Agenda: Where are we headed?" More
   

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