As trade and financial markets become increasingly global, economic integration will play a significant role in the operations or organizations throughout the cotton-textile-apparel supply chain. This section will examine the latest developments and research related to global economic integration and their impact of the cotton industry.
Supply - Demand Challenges Leading to a Sourcing Tipping Point?
— March 15, 2011
Presentation by Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak Advisors, on the future of cotton supply and demand.
The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries
— September 1, 2010
Overview of and link to World Bank publication examining the impact of global economic crises on the global apparel supply chain.
Preparing for Fiscal Consolidation
— June 21, 2010
Findings from an OECD assessment of fiscal policy developments after the financial crisis of 2008.
Commentary on the latest economic integration issues facing the cotton industry.
China Ag Policy Under Review in US
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission met last week in Ames, Iowa, to review China’s agriculture policy and US access to the country’s domestic markets. Individuals testifying before the commission covered a broad range of topics covering crops and livestock, bilateral trade (including barriers), intellectual property and value-added production. Dr, Mark Lange, president and chief executive officer of the National Cotton Council of America, reviewed the current situation regarding cotton trade with China and ... (Read More)