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Vietnam leads US apparel import growth

U.S. apparel imports were virtually flat in 2017 as retailers and brands continued to tighten inventory levels amid stable sales but lower average prices. Vietnam, Mexico and India gained a bigger piece of the U.S. import pie, taking share from China and, to a lesser extent, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Honduras.

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ILO dissatisfied over trade union registration proposal

An ILO expert committee has expressed its dissatisfaction over the recent labour law amendment proposals by the Bangladesh government, saying that the proposal of minor reduction in the minimum membership requirements would not contribute to the free establishment of workers’ organisations in a large number of enterprises in the country.

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