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Gap Inc. and TAU Investment Management Team Up for Supply Chain Innovation

To improve their clothing factories in Southeast Asia, Gap Inc. is teaming up with TAU Investment Management to create a strategic partnership. They want to make changes to promote sustainability, better worker conditions, and more efficient processes. Gap Inc. will look to TAU’s factories as their preferred suppliers and TAU will look at the suppliers…

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Cotton Goods in Pakistan Are Improving

Cotton is produced around the world and then woven into fabric. Some of the biggest producers of cotton in the world are China and India. However, Pakistan is the fourth-largest producer of cotton and it is also a major textile fabricator. They have massive spinning capacity and produce a wide variety of textile exports from…

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Samsung Plans to Compete on Price Better By Moving Some Operations to Vietnam

It’s getting more expensive to manufacture electronics in China. That’s why several companies including LG, Microsoft, and Samsung are moving operations to Vietnam where the labor is cheaper and the tax breaks are better. Samsung Electronics plans to build a second mobile phone plant in Vietnam for around $3 billion.

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India Compromises on Food Subsidies to Allow the Trade Facilitation Agreement to Go Through

After lengthy negotiations, India and the U.S. have finally reached an agreement on food subsidies and the trade facilitation agreement doesn’t have any more roadblocks before it can go into effect. However, the World Trade Organization negotiations ended in a compromise with India and must be addressed at a future time.

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China Samsung Supplier Sues American Labor Informant Group Over Child Labor Allegations

According to Al Jazeera, “A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the group says it has evidence to support its report. Samsung said on Thursday the lawsuit against China Labor Watch was filed in a Chinese court this…