4 August 2011 - Brazil just unveiled a new industrial and trade policy favoring its textile and apparel industries, in order to offset the consequences of a dramatic increase in its national currency over the last three years. After being boosted by the surge of the real, the Brazilian textile market could now be protected by anti-dumping duties and a "buy Brazil" policy.
4 June 2009 - Although being less affected by the textile crisis than other countries, Brazil now tries limiting surging clothing imports, especially from China. Exports will decline this year, in addition, while textile industry association ABIT tries getting some governmental support, our Special Envoy to Belo Horizonte reports.
17 June 2008 - Apparel retail markets are rapidly expanding in emerging countries with strong opportunities being offered to global clothing chains and brands. Emerging countries were ranked by consultancy firm A.T. Kearney for the first time this year with Brazil, China and India appearing as most promising markets.
6 December 2007 - Brazil sharply raised its textile and clothing import tariffs from the end of last month in order to limit surging shipments from other nations and more precisely from China. A strong increase in the real in the past months is partly explaining the decision taken by Mercour members, with Argentina also raising its tariffs but Uruguay and Paraguay abstaining from additional protections.
3 May 2007 - Brazil intends raising textile and clothing import tariffs from 20% to 35%, effective in a few weeks. Imports surged in the first quarter, especially from China, as a result of a sharp increase in the Brazilian currency, the real. Under WTO rules, the rise in tariffs will cover imports from all countries and not only from China. European exporters already protested against Brasilia's decision, although such a rise is complying with the level in Brazil's binded tariffs at the WTO.
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