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Lee Sandler named AAEI’s first Trade Champion

“AAEI is launching a new feature, recognition of its Trade Champions, your fellow AAEI members whose careers in international trade have had significant impact on the development of trade policy and practice. AAEI’s first Trade Champion is Lee Sandler, of Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg.”

[AAEI]

Canada joins Mexico in challenging U.S. on auto trade rules

“But Flavio Volpe, president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association, said the U.S. approach might persuade manufacturers to use cheaper parts from outside North America and accept the 2.5% tariff that the United States would then impose on their vehicles. The biggest losers would be U.S. companies which supply around 55% of all auto parts used in North American production, he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.”

[Reuters]

New York mulls supply chain law for global fashion companies

“The bill, sponsored by Senator Alessandra Biaggi and assembly member Dr Anna Kelles, proposes that global fashion companies who conduct business in New York with revenues of at least $100 million, should be obliged to disclose at least 50% of their supply chain, material use, worker wages and carbon impact to ensure they align with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.”

[Innovation in Textiles]

UK launches free trade agreement negotiations with India

“India and the UK on Wednesday started their negotiations for a free trade agreement, with the aim to wrap up the deal by the end of this year. The two countries expect the deal to double bilateral trade by 2030. Commerce minister Piyush Goyal and his British counterpart Anne-Marie Trevelyan said they would also launch an ‘early harvest’ or a limited-scope interim trade agreement.”

[The Telegraph]

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