Costa Rica: $1 Million Work Clothing Tender

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad tenders the purchase of clothing and safety accessories.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The tender is for the purchase of glasses, gloves, harnesses, masks, boots, shoes, shirts, pants, hearing protection, safety helmets and other occupational safety equipment.

Bids must be submitted on March 24, 2011.

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Consumption of Value-Added Textiles in Japan

March 2016

High potential for online shopping in China has brought up opportunities for segments such as bathing suits, where 60% are imported products.

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

Japan is one of the main entry points to the Asian region and is also a fashion leader, an industry worth approximately $110,000 million.

Costa Rica: Clothing and Footwear Consortium

January 2016

A group of 30 companies which design and manufacture clothing and footwear have come together to improve their position internationally and look for more business opportunities.

The objective of this new group is to promote and position Costa Rican design internationally, by giving it an identity, working together with the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER).

Rebound of Honduran Maquila Companies

August 2014

In March this year, the textile and manufacturing industries, including the manufacturers of wire harnesses and garments, grew by 3% compared to the same period in 2013.

A report by the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), at the International Trade Administration of the United States, details the recent performance of the maquila industry in Honduras and locates the country as the fourth largest producer of fabrics in the world.

Study on Clothes Imports in Panama

March 2014

In 2011 the country imported $251 million worth of clothes, an increase of 12% compared to the previous year.

Examples of some of the data in the report:

Imports of men and childrens shirts increased by 46% between 2010 and 2011, going from $18.1 million to $26.5 million imported in 2011.

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