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Textile Outlook International
Issue 117:
May-June 2005

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Editorial: US-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR): Another Step Towards American Integration
Profile of Marks & Spencer: Focus on Clothing (22 pages)
Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Spring/Summer 2006 (19 pages)
Trends in Japanese textile and clothing imports, May-June 2005 (49 pages)
Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Thailand, May-June 2005 (28 pages)
Market Access in Textiles and Clothing: Linkages Between Trade and Trade Policy (48 pages)

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Quotas on international textile and clothing trade were finally eliminated at the end of 2004 in accordance with the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). Since then, the attention of policy makers has shifted to the question of import tariffs. Tariffs on imports of textiles and clothing in major developed countries are high relative to those levied on other industrial products. Significant reductions in these tariffs would therefore open up opportunities for trade expansion, which would be of particular benefit to developing economies.

However, the potential for tariff reduction is hampered by the fact that developed countries employ preferential tariff rates or duty-free access to favour particular countries or regions as part of their trade policies. A further complication is the use of origin rules which restrict preferential treatment to garments made either from local materials, or from materials made in the country or region granting special treatment—such as the USA or the EU. To achieve a comprehensive reduction in tariffs—and hence an expansion of trade—a shared understanding and appreciation of the issues is needed. The Doha Round of international trade talks provides a timely forum for the discussion of such issues.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
Textile Outlook International is available on subscription – either in printed format only, or in printed and electronic format. If you choose the printed only option, you will receive 6 printed publications a year, containing a total of 30 reports plus editorials written by Robin Anson, our editorial director and in-house industry expert.
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In addition, you will be able to download PDF files containing the same information – but the PDF files will be available immediately on publication, so you don’t have to wait for the printing and mailing. You also have all the benefits of electronic files: instant access even when you are away from the office; convenient storage in your PC or laptop; portability; electronic search facility; and copy/paste facility.

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