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Supply chains are running at full steam, despite many obstacles; rising transportation costs, sourcing shifts, retaliatory tariffs, demanding consumers, and other challenges will define 2019 for global trade.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

While there are many categories that are not currently impacted by these tariffs, such as footwear, jewelry and apparel, we fully anticipate that they will be included in future tariff announcements.

Whether or not tariffs will be effective in addressing the long-term policies of foreign governments is anybody’s guess. In the meantime, they are likely to affect your current supply chains. How should you respond? What is your tariff strategy?

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached a new trade agreement that includes a separate textile and apparel chapter.

With some tariffs on apparel and footwear products already proposed, and more possible, the nearly $17 billion tariff burden our industry already pays to the U.S. Treasury could multiply fast. Here's what you can do.

Now more than ever, retailers and manufacturers need to take active steps to take stock of their intellectual property and determine what steps they need to take to protect that property from misuse while reducing their own risk of infringement.

A suit brought against Kohl's, Macy's, J.C. Penney and Sears points to a very real and growing risk for retailers: that their promotional practices may be leaving them open to legal action.

We are told that Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the lessons it holds for us on trade, make it very contemporary and very proximate.

Beginning today, U.S. exports to the European Union will face an extra duty (of 25%) at their border.

The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, coupled with retaliation promised by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by nearly $3 billion and destroy 134,000 American jobs.

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