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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 40:
September 2018

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Talking strategy: Trump tariffs create uncertainty for world textile and apparel trade (9 pages)
Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR): implications for the global apparel industry (28 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2018 (13 pages)
Global apparel trade and trade policy: the EU clothing import market and its ten largest supplying countries, September 2018 (37 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, September 2018 (12 pages)

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Talking strategy: Trump tariffs create uncertainty for world textile and apparel trade

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World textile and apparel trade grew in 2017 for the first time since 2015—and this has been seen as a welcome development as the world economy has continued to emerge from the global financial crisis of 2008. Key to this recovery has been trade liberalisation facilitated by members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). However, there are fears that the protectionist trade policies favoured by the USA's President Trump may lead to a slowdown in world trade, or even reverse trade growth. Since becoming president, Mr Trump has withdrawn the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and sought to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Most recently, he announced the imposition of additional tariffs of 10% on US imports of products in 5,745 tariff lines from China with effect from September 24, 2018, and an increase in this percentage to 25% as of January 1, 2019. Such a bold move has provoked a mixed response. Retailers in the USA are concerned that the implementation of the tariffs will create "chaos" for the fashion industry's supply chains, and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) argues that the tariffs will have a negative impact on consumers. China has retaliated by placing tariffs on US$60 bn worth of imports from the USA, which are also set to take effect from September 24, 2018. In this edition of "Talking strategy", Robin Anson discusses the potential outcomes of the implementation of President Trump's tariffs, and draws on the responses to the additional US tariffs from a number of key organisations—including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the USFIA.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

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a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
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