Stitching up the EU-Japan Trade Deal
Opinion article for EurActiv by Isabelle Weiler, 29 February 2016
EU TRADE IN TEXTILE & CLOTHING GOODS WENT UP IN 2015
According to CITH, the Textile and Clothing Information Centre, the EU textile and clothing exporters succeeded in gaining further market shares in Third countries (+3.6%). On the imports side, the EU imports picked up by +9.6% in value terms, due to sharp increases from Asian countries. On the contrary, imports from the Mediterranean area (Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia) achieved a modest growth or even decreased over the period. This 2015 evolution impacted the overall trade balance of the EU-28 which deficit deteriorated further in value, by + 14% (+29% for textiles and +13% for...
Finnish companies showcasing sustainability
Finnish Textile & Fashion recently published ‘Showcasing sustainability’ book. This publication looks at corporate responsibility from the perspectives of management, product design and reusing products.
More digitally connected companies with eBIZ
In May 2015, the European Commission launched the Digital Market Strategy which includes digitalising European industry, standards and interoperability. European top officials recognise the importance of digital data exchange enabling effective communication or traceability along the supply chain, from raw material to point of sale. eBIZ is the European initiative for the use and greater interoperability of digital communication in the fashion supply chain; some 400 companies have already gained from it.
Launched in 2008, eBIZ is a public-private initiative enabling companies to...
4th EURATEX Convention devoted to sustainable innovation
The event was held on 18 November in Milan, Italy
Klaus Huneke spoke on behalf of Euratex at Tripartite Social Summit
Tripartite Social Summit focused on jobs, growth and convergence in Europe took place on 15 October in Brussels with participation of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Mr Klaus Huneke, Euratex Vice-President Treasurer, spoke on behalf of the textile and clothing industry.
KLAUS HUNEKE’S SPEECH
As you know, the textile and clothing (TC) sector is one of the largest consumer goods sectors in the world and the EU TC industry is a leader in world markets. The EU exports to the rest of the world represent more than 30% of the world market while the EU Single...