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报告题目:What Will Happen to the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry if NAFTA Is Gone?


报告时间:201813日 下午1430


报告内容简介:Since its taking effect in 1995, NAFTA, a trade deal between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, has raised heated debate regarding its impact on the U.S. economy. President Trump has repeatedly derided NAFTA, describing it as “very, very bad” for U.S. companies and workers, and he promised during his campaign that he would remove the United States from the trade agreement if he could not negotiate improvements. The U.S. textile and apparel (T&A) industry is a critical stakeholder of the potential policy change, because of its deep involvement in the regional T&A supply chain established by the NAFTA. Particularly, over the past decades, trade creation effect of the NAFTA has significantly facilitated the formation of a regional T&A supply chain among its members. Within this supply chain, the United States typically exports textiles to Mexico, which turns imported yarns and fabrics into apparel and then exports finished apparel back to the United and Canada for consumption. So what will happen to the U.S. T&A industry if NAFTA no longer exists?

报告人简介:Dr. Sheng Lu is an assistant professor of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware. With over 50 publications in academic and trade journals, Sheng’s research focuses on the economic and business aspects of the global soft-goods industry (textile, apparel and related retailing), including international trade, trade policy and the governance of global apparel value chain. Sheng received the 2014 Rising Star Award from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) in recognition of his research and teaching excellence. He is also the recipient of the Paper of Distinction Award at the 2014, 2015 and 2017 ITAA annual conference for his study on the textile and apparel specific-sectoral impact of mega free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership(T-TIP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Sheng received his B.S. and M.S. in economics from the Donghua University and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Textile and Apparel Management. From 2009 to 2010, Sheng worked with the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington D.C., conducting policy analysis and market research for U.S. multinationals having business with China. From 2011 to 2015, Sheng was an assistant professor in the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.