April 9, 2019

The United States continues to be an attractive destination for foreign direct investment. The continued appeal results from the large U.S. domestic market, strong economic conditions, and the new lower corporate tax rate instituted under President Trump.

Many foreign c...

March 14, 2018

On March 12th and 13th, The CCCT (China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textiles & Apparel) and ECV International hosted the 6th Annual China Textile & Apparel Forum in Shanghai.  Over 300 attendees from six continents attended.  The audience from the global...

March 14, 2018

In 2017, China’s economy grew 6.9%.  This growth contributed 30% to global economic growth, a fact that is quite impressive.  Consistently, over the past decade, China has been able to expand its economy because it has relaxed the trade policies, and it has allowed for...

February 15, 2017

About a month ago, prior to President Trump’s inauguration, I wrote an article on Border Adjustments and Tax Reforms.  My objective was to provide a condensed view of the details, without stating my opinion, if reforms would actually get ratified. 

I have decided t...

January 3, 2017

Put simply, Paul Ryan’s and President-elect Trump’s “border tax adjustment” proposal would tax imports into the United States at the corporate income tax rate, while exempting income earned from exports from any taxation. The reform would closely mirror tax border adju...

December 20, 2016

A strategic growth opportunity that has not been fully harnessed by many brands in the retail sector is India.  India’s economy is growing at a rate faster than all mature economies and most emerging economies. 

When analyzing the top 30 developing countries for re...

December 18, 2016

One of the major challenges that President Trump will encounter is the role of the United States in the world economy and how to stimulate growth.

Although the US still has the largest GDP and a robust GDP per capita, our role is somewhat weakened as the rest of the wor...

December 12, 2016

A growing development is the “see it now and buy it now” shopping preference.  What the shopper wants and when they want it is critical to satisfying customers.  Building loyalty with that customer and having the right inventory at the right location to service that cu...

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