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09 Mar 17 ,  Technology/Innovation
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  • U.S. Textile Manufacturers Endorse Trans-Pacific Partnership

    27 Jan 16 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    The National Council of Textile Organizations voted to formally support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. The decision to support TPP came after an exhaustive analysis determined that NCTO’s principle objectives were met as part of the finalized terms of the agreement. These objectives include:

    The National Council of Textile Organizations voted to formally support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. The decision to support TPP came after an exhaustive analysis determined that NCTO’s principle objectives were met as part of the finalized terms of the agreement. These objectives include:

  • Russian government to ensure import replacement in domestic technical textiles industry

    09 Nov 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    The Russian government plans to focus on the development of the domestic technical textiles industry for the next several years. Technical textiles is considered the most promising segment of the Russian light industry, according to Denis Pak, head of the department of development of domestic trade, light industry and consumer market of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.
    According to Denis Pak, linen and wool currently occupy a small share of the Russian market and it is steadily declining. In contrast to this trend, the consumption of polyester and viscose is steadily growing.

    The Russian government plans to focus on the development of the domestic technical textiles industry for the next several years. Technical textiles is considered the most promising segment of the Russian light industry, according to Denis Pak, head of the department of development of domestic trade, light industry and consumer market of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

  • Indonesia to continue crackdown on illegal textile imports

    20 Oct 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    Indonesia's Customs and Excise Department would continue to confiscate any illegally imported textile products to protect the domestic industries, so that they remain viable, the government has said.

    Indonesia's Customs and Excise Department would continue to confiscate any illegally imported textile products to protect the domestic industries, so that they remain viable, the government has said.

  • Poland to invest €95m to spur innovation in Lodz’ textile industry

    25 Jun 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    The Polish government has unveiled plans to invest as much as PLN 400 million (€95 million) to fund research and development activities in Lodz, the centre of Poland's textile industry. Local observers say that the programme could provide the city with a much-needed opportunity to overhaul and modernise its underinvested and troubled textile players.

    The Polish government has unveiled plans to invest as much as PLN 400 million (€95 million) to fund research and development activities in Lodz, the centre of Poland's textile industry. Local observers say that the programme could provide the city with a much-needed opportunity to overhaul and modernise its underinvested and troubled textile players.

  • American Mills Focusing on Protective Fabrics for Energy Workers

    25 Jun 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    With America once again leading the world in energy production, the need for flame resistant clothing (FRC) to protect US oil, gas, and electrical workers is on the rise, driving an examination of safety standards as well as increased textile innovation on the part of American mills.

    With America once again leading the world in energy production, the need for flame resistant clothing (FRC) to protect US oil, gas, and electrical workers is on the rise, driving an examination of safety standards as well as increased textile innovation on the part of American mills.

  • President Obama Launches Competition For New Textiles-Focused Manufacturing Innovation Institute

    25 Mar 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    WASHINGTON — March 18, 2015 — The President has announced nearly $500 million in public-private investment to strengthen American manufacturing by investing in cutting-edge technologies through a new, textiles-focused manufacturing institute competition led by the Department of Defense, and by sharpening the capabilities of small manufacturers through Manufacturing Extension Partnership competitions in twelve states. The White House, as detailed in a new report, is also launching a Supply Chain Innovation Initiative focused on building public-private partnerships to strengthen the small U.S. manufacturers that anchor the nation’s supply chains.

    WASHINGTON — March 18, 2015 — The President has announced nearly $500 million in public-private investment to strengthen American manufacturing by investing in cutting-edge technologies through a new, textiles-focused manufacturing institute competition led by the Department of Defense, and by sharpening the capabilities of small manufacturers through Manufacturing Extension Partnership competitions in twelve states. The White House, as detailed in a new report, is also launching a Supply Chain Innovation Initiative focused on building public-private partnerships to strengthen the small U.S. manufacturers that anchor the nation’s supply chains.

  • Cambodia: Labor Laws Fail to Protect Garment Workers

    24 Mar 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    (Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian government is failing to protect garment workers who are producing for international apparel brands from serious labor rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. The predominantly women workers often experience forced overtime, pregnancy-based discrimination, and anti-union practices that neither the government nor major brands have adequately addressed.
    The 140-page report, "Work Faster or Get Out’: Labor Rights Abuses in Cambodia’s Garment Industry" documents lax government enforcement of labor laws and brand actions that hinder monitoring and compliance. In recent years, wage protests, instances of garment workers fainting, and burdensome union registration procedures have spotlighted the plight of workers in Cambodia’s garment factories.
    “The Cambodian government should take swift measures to reverse its terrible record of enforcing its labor laws and protect workers from abuse,” said Aruna Kashyap, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “These global apparel brands are household names. They have a lot of leverage, and can and should do more to ensure their contracts with garment factories are not contributing to labor rights abuses.”
    Human Rights Watch found that many factories repeatedly issued unlawful short-term contracts to avoid paying workers maternity and other benefits, and to intimidate and control them. Small factories that subcontract to larger export-oriented factories are more likely to hire workers on a casual basis, making it harder for workers to assert their rights because they risk being easily fired. Apparel brands have not taken adequate steps to end the illegal short-term contracts in their supplier factories – even where their supplier codes of conduct have clauses limiting their use.
    Cambodia’s garment industry, dominated by foreign investments from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, is critical to the country’s economy and women’s livelihoods. Women make up 90 percent of the country’s more than 700,000 garment workers in 1,200 garment businesses, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.

    (Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian government is failing to protect garment workers who are producing for international apparel brands from serious labor rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. The predominantly women workers often experience forced overtime, pregnancy-based discrimination, and anti-union practices that neither the government nor major brands have adequately addressed.

  • Thai Ministry seek creation of opportunities in field of textile and apparel education

    20 Feb 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    BANGKOK, FEB. 13—The Textile Association of India today clocked a key milestone in the its history with the organisation of the first ever Global Textile Conference (GTC) in Bangkok. The 3-day GTC opened today with an overwhelming delegate response from not only from India but also from other Asian nations, including Thailand.
    The conference was inaugurated by Thailand Minister of Industry, Mr. Chakramon Phasukavanich in presence of Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand and other leading dignitaries.

    BANGKOK, FEB. 13—The Textile Association of India today clocked a key milestone in the its history with the organisation of the first ever Global Textile Conference (GTC) in Bangkok. The 3-day GTC opened today with an overwhelming delegate response from not only from India but also from other Asian nations, including Thailand.

  • Thailand and World Bank Advance Green Economy

    06 Feb 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    Thailand, the second-largest producer of air conditioners and foam in the world, manufactures approximately 12 million air conditioners annually, 90 percent of which are for export. Thailand is also one of the 10 largest importers and consumers of hydro-chloro-fluorocarbon gases (HCFCs), importing more than 18,000 metric tonnes of HCFCs in 2012. One of the central goals of the new government is to introduce environment friendly production into Thailand's industries and to embrace the concept of green industries.

    Thailand, the second-largest producer of air conditioners and foam in the world, manufactures approximately 12 million air conditioners annually, 90 percent of which are for export. Thailand is also one of the 10 largest importers and consumers of hydro-chloro-fluorocarbon gases (HCFCs), importing more than 18,000 metric tonnes of HCFCs in 2012. One of the central goals of the new government is to introduce environment friendly production into Thailand's industries and to embrace the concept of green industries.

  • AEC pushed back 12 months

    15 Jan 15 ,  Policy & Regulation
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    Visa, drug trafficking concerns linger
    PHNOM PENH: Asean leaders have decided to delay the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) for 12 months from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2015 to prepare the necessary regulations.
    Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Thongloun Sisoulith told the Bangkok Post that Asean leaders have agreed the AEC could be launched on Dec 31, 2015.
    Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Asean economic ministers had previously agreed on a Jan 1, 2015 launch date for the AEC but said Sunday that much work still remains to be done.

    Visa, drug trafficking concerns linger