Latin America

Haiti Apparel Production Boosted by Foreign Investment (Country Report)

25 January 2011 - Haitian apparel exports began recovering after being shortly affected by last year's earthquake. Thanks to very generous conditions for duty-free access to the US market, clothing production should push up economic growth in the impoverished country, our special envoy reports. Foreign investors from the Dominican Republic or Korea already developed ambitious expansion programs. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

CAFTA Countries Back on US Apparel Market (Country Report)

18 November 2010 - US apparel imports from Central America are this year strongly rebounding, after experiencing a continuous decline in the past four years. Rising costs in China are resulting in a shift to Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and even the Dominican Republic. So-called CAFTA-DR countries are now taking advantage of low labor costs, proximity and duty-free access to the US market. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

El Salvador's Apparel Exports Rebound on US market (Country Report)

22 July 2010 - US apparel imports from El Salvador rebounded this year, thanks to a lower growth in Chinese shipments, at the same time. The duty-free advantage and proximity with the US market are offering new opportunities to Salvadoran exporters. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

Duty-Free Access for Haiti and DR: Evaluating Impact

30 June 2010 - With Central America being now back to the US market, the duty-free access is still a decisive advantage for regional exporters. The impact of duty-free rules remains however difficult to asses, as recently enlightened by two studies. Full Report...

Honduras is Back on US Market, Thanks to Proximity (Country Report)

17 June 2010 - Honduran apparel exports to the United States began recovering this year, after plunging in 2009. This move is reflecting a change in US sourcing policy, as a need to limit inventories is favoring proximity. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

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