China Reach Deal On
The United States and China signed a deal this morning limiting imports of Chinese
clothing and textile products into the United States. Chinese imports surged
54% in the first eight month of this year to $17.7 billion. This new deal, which
lasts through 2008, will take effect January 1 and will cover 34 clothing and
textile categories. The agreement allows for imports in these categories to increase
by 8% to 10% in 2006, by 12.5% in 2007 and by 15% to 16% in 2008.
a result, the industry may see a change
in countries that are importing apparel
to the U.S., says Marty Lott, president
of Counselor Top 40 supplier
SanMar (asi/84863). “We
didn’t expect 2005 to be the
end of quotas from China,” he
says. “The reality is that it
just sort of shifts where goods are
coming from. You may be getting something
from Cambodia now that you will be
getting from China in three years because
it was Chinese fabric to start with
and they were selling it in Cambodia
because of quota. The reality is that
these other countries are going to
have to figure out how to compete.
Some will do really well and some will
In The News
American Apparel (asi/35297) is listed at #14 on the list of the 50
most important people and trends in entertainment in the December/January issue
of Giant magazine.
Bill Kaufmann, senior vice president of CorpLogoWare
was quoted in the Tacoma News-Tribune in an article concerning how to
succeed at trade shows.
Bradley, CEO of Arrasmith
Promotions LLC (asi/124176),
was mentioned and quoted
in a recent Cincinnati
Enquirer article regarding
the Women’s Economic
Development Outreach Conference.
Promotional Products (asi/275276)
was recently profiled on newsok.com,
a site dedicated to Oklahoma
Group, parent firm of Counselor
Top 40 distributors
Tic Toc (asi/344539)
and Group II Communications
reported that its overall
third-quarter profit rose
11%, or $161.7 million. One
of the highest-profit segments
was promotional advertising
advertising” in the
release), which saw a 16%
Gift Cards Spreading
Out CNN/Money notes
that in addition to larger,
the $45 billion field
for the past five years,
gift cards are now being
adapted by mid-sized
and smaller businesses – truck-stops,
supermarkets, gas stations,
restaurants and dry cleaners
among them. True, the
redemption might not
be as glamorous, but
they’re all services
most people use and would
likely appreciate getting
a free pass on once or
twice. For instance,
how much would you welcome
a $25 or $50 gasoline
gift card right now?
The best point about
suggesting gift cards
to your appropriate clients?
First, they can be adapted
to fit a wide range of
easy to sell. And third,
they can be imprinted
directly, or on a gift
folder or both.
Rochelle Jones, national account manager at Top 40 supplier Bodek and
Rhodes (asi/40788) has been awarded the Premier Group’s Chairman’s
Award for Customer Service.
Addiss, founder of Addiss Enterprises
was named November New Yorker of
the Month byaskanewyorker.com.
Beyond Zebra (asi/138945)
was named supplier of the year
by Women's Business Enterprise-West
at a Nov. 4th awards gala.
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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Phoenix Civic Plaza/Convention
Center, Phoenix, AZ
Info: (703) 385-1335; Fax: (703)
Jan. 3-5 ASI Show Orlando
Orange County Convention Center,
Info: (800) 711-7932; Fax: (972)
Promotional Products Association
Las Vegas, NV
Info: (972) 252-0404 www.ppa.org
Document Management Industries
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Hong Kong Spring Fair
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Pacific ASI Show
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Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS)
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