Big brands pressure Cambodia on protest shootings:
Retail giants Puma, Gap and H&M have urged Cambodia to fully probe the
recent shooting and wounding of protesting garment workers as the sole
suspect, a local governor, remained at large Monday.
The international buyers voiced “deep concern” over the February 20
incident in which a gunman opened fire at a rally by thousands of
workers demanding better working conditions at factories in eastern
Svay Rieng province.
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France remains a good market for apparel exporters:
Local apparel exporters still have a great chance of tapping the French
market despite tough competition and global economic woes, foreign
experts said at a seminar in HCMC late last week.
Foreign garment exporters have been facing fierce competition to secure
a market share in France and the European Union, said Jo Bueters of
French retailer Casino Group which is operating the Big C supermarket
chain in Vietnam.
Roll-back on cotton export ban: Govt. issues notification:
Under immense political pressure, the government on Monday lifted the
ban on cotton exports within days of imposing it to augment domestic
Ban on cotton exports goes but norms made stringent:
The Centre has withdrawn the ban on raw cotton exports that was imposed
A notification withdrawing the ban that led to a hue and cry being
raised in various quarters was issued this morning.
However, no fresh registrations for exports will be done, it said,
adding that the process has been suspended “until further orders”.
Government rolls back cotton export ban:
Under immense political pressure, the government today lifted the ban
on cotton exports within days of imposing it to augment domestic
Government not to allow fresh cotton exports:
India will now prohibit fresh cotton exports and permit only quantities
already registered but not shipped, the trade secretary said on Monday,
fuelling uncertainties as the world’s second-biggest producer continues
to flip-flop with its trade policy.
Flip-flop on cotton export ban: The inside story
It’s been a bizarre week, even by UPA II’s standards. On March 5,
commerce ministry suddenly banned cotton exports. On March 9, it said
the ban will be lifted.