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International Trade - Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed in Auckland

The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.
05 Feb 2016

United States of America - TPP to boost US apparel, footwear sector

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), a trade association representing more than 1,000 brands with members from across the entire fashion supply chain...
05 Feb 2016

Cattle Trade - Online Test runs for cattle prices

Leading meatpackers tested a controversial online cattle auction. Meatpacker and tannery owner JBS helped host a test run of an online auction that could shake up the US pricing model for cattle, according to a Reuter.
04 Feb 2016

Israel reopens to US beef

Israel has reopened to US beef after banning imports in 2003 following a BSE case in the US, reports Leatherbiz.
21 Jan 2016

International Trade - FDRA welcomes President Obama’s comments on TPP

Shoe industry body the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) has welcomed comments on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement that President Barack Obama made on January 16 in his final State of the Union address.
20 Jan 2016

Turkey - Economy sees fallout from terrorism, Russian sanctions

Terrorism and Russian sanctions have left Turkey’s already struggling economy bracing for the worst.
19 Jan 2016
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