2020: North America: USMCA & production shift from China

Davida Erdahl

The three big players in garment and textiles in the North American continent are the United States, Canada and Mexico, supplemented by Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Caribbean neighbours like Haiti. Most of the scaled-down players export products and solutions to the United States, but Mexico has assumed increased importance for the US current market soon after USMCA signing.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into result from July one. It changed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Reached soon after additional than two decades of talks, the USMCA sought to adjust Mexico’s labour policies so that staff could get pleasure from the flexibility to sort unions and deal for much better wages, writes assistant editor Dipesh Satapathy in the January 2021 version of Fibre2Fashion as he looks back again at the yr that was.

The textile and attire policies of origin in USMCA are typically centered on the

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