DELCOTEX invests in new fire shaft and expands range of textile testing services

German DELCOTEX is the specialist for Textile Lab Services DELCOTEX offers fire protection tests for numerous textiles Cost savings through preliminary evaluations and individual consultation Customers benefit from the know-how of DELCOTEX’ own textile production Whether for upholstered furniture, protective clothing or textile building materials – many textiles must pass legally prescribed fire protection tests … More DELCOTEX invests in new fire shaft and expands range of textile testing services

Madagascar launches two WTO safeguard investigations: on pasta and on blankets

On October 8, 2018, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on September 20, 2018 two safeguard investigations: one on pasta and another on blankets. In both notifications Madagascar indicated, among other things, that: “Any entity wishing to be considered as an interested party must register with the ANMCC [i.e. investigating authority] … More Madagascar launches two WTO safeguard investigations: on pasta and on blankets

Ahlstrom-Munksjö completes the acquisition of Expera

Firm amends segment reporting and appoints a new member of the Executive Management Team Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed on OPctober 10, 2018 the acquisition of U.S. specialty paper producer Expera Specialty Solutions for an enterprise value of USD 615 million (EUR 526 million) on a cash and debt free basis. The transformative acquisition will expand the … More Ahlstrom-Munksjö completes the acquisition of Expera

WTO, IMF, World Bank and OECD heads call for new focus on trade as a driver of growth

At a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, on 10 October, the heads of four international organisations issued a strong call to ease trade tensions and refocus on the importance of trade and the multilateral trading system in fuelling economic growth. This call was made by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, together with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World … More WTO, IMF, World Bank and OECD heads call for new focus on trade as a driver of growth

EU and Singapore forge closer economic and political ties

The European Union and Singapore have signed on October 19, 2018, three agreements, taking their political, trade, and investment relations to a new level. Together, they signify an important step towards increasing the EU’s presence in a fast-growing, important region. The agreements signed today are the EU-Singapore Trade Agreement, the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement and … More EU and Singapore forge closer economic and political ties

China keeps its position as a textile industry leader

Though the fast-paced recovery of global economy and increased domestic demand led to the strong growth in Chinese textile industry in the first half of 2018, the US-China relationship posed great challenges. As the latest statistics of the General Administration of Customs of China indicate, Chinese textile and apparel exports in the first half of … More China keeps its position as a textile industry leader