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UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

By Deborah Belgum | December 5, 2018

The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.

2018 Retrospective: China Still Dominates U.S. Apparel Imports Despite Trade War With United States

If you thought U.S. clothing companies were shying away from China to make their wide array of imported garments, think again.

Newsmaker: As the Trade War Turns, So Goes the Economy

This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.

New Tariffs on Chinese Goods Have Apparel Manufacturers Worried

When U.S. tariffs were levied in September on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, some apparel companies saw the writing on the wall even if they wanted to erase it.

U.S. Tariffs on Textile Imports From China Leads to Trade Opportunities Elsewhere

U.S. Tariffs on Textile Imports From China Leads to Trade Opportunities Elsewhere

With new tariffs being placed on textiles coming from China, many U.S. fabric importers are scrambling to find new textile trading partners whose goods are not subject to the recently imposed 10 percent tariff that could rise to 25 percent at the beginning of the year.

Despite Tariffs, Imports Are Hitting Record Levels

New tariffs on nearly half the goods imported from China haven’t dampened retailers’ zeal for bringing in merchandise from overseas factories.

NAFTA Turns Into a Three-Way Deal With a New Name

With the last-minute announcement on Sept. 30 that Canada would be joining the free-trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, there will be a new North American Free Trade Agreement covering about $12.5 trillion in trade.

How Tariffs on Chinese Products Are Affecting the Manufacturing and Retail Community

Now that the Trump administration’s $200 billion of additional tariffs have gone into effect on thousands of Chinese imports, the apparel and retail industries are figuring out what to do next. Covered in this round of tariffs are buttons, bobbins, yarns, embroidery, textiles, handbags and leather. Apparel is not part of the equation yet.

Trump Administration to Impose $200 Billion in New Chinese Tariffs

Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as of next week.

Tariff Threat Pushes Importers to Bring in Cargo Early

There is nothing like the prospect of tariffs on Chinese goods to nudge importers to bring in their merchandise a little early to avoid a hefty increase in prices.

Apparel Production in Mexico Will Change Slightly Under NAFTA 2.0

The renegotiated free-trade deal between the United States and Mexico has a new name and a new set of rules that will make it a little more difficult to manufacture apparel in Mexico.

Apparel Would Benefit From Propose U.S. Free-Trade Agreement With EU

After months of talking about slapping tariffs on various imports from China, Canada and Mexico, the Trump administration announced it would like to start negotiations with the European Union to eliminate tariffs between the two regions.

New Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Imports Hit Textiles and Handbags

The latest round of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports has the apparel world wondering if it is time to shift its manufacturing from the country that for decades has been known as the apparel factory to the world.

A Budding Trade War Could Harm a Growing U.S. and California Economy

A Budding Trade War Could Harm a Growing U.S. and California Economy

Despite rumblings of a trade war, the U.S. economy is marching forward at a nice pace as the U.S. unemployment rate hits a low not seen for almost 50 years.

Tariff War With China Hits California Cotton Market

In the latest salvo in the tariff war between the United States and China, the U.S. cotton industry is expected to receive a direct hit as China piles on an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. uncombed-cotton imports.

Tariff War Heats Up and Expands to U.S.-Made Clothing

A major trade war that started with aluminum and steel is now migrating into steep tariffs being placed on U.S.-made apparel exported to Europe.