Publication

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Latest Publications (updated September 2017)

Lu, S. (2017). Which products would be hardest hit if NAFTA nixed?. Just-Style.

Lu, S. (2017). The impact of Trump’s trade policy on apparel businesses. Just-Style.

Lu, S. (2017). How the global apparel sourcing landscape is changing?. Just-Style.

Lu, S. (2017). Is China losing its edge as a US apparel supplier?. Just-Style.

Lu, S. (2017). 2017 U.S. fashion industry benchmarking study. U.S. Fashion Industry Association: Washington DC. [This study is cited by the Congressional Research Service (CSR) report prepared for members of U.S. Congress: Renegotiating NAFTA and U.S. Textile Manufacturing (October 2017): https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44998.pdf The study is also featured by several leading textile and apparel trade publications, including Sourcing Journal Online, Just-Style, California Apparel News, Fiber2Fashion, Fashion United, the Fung Business Intelligence and Financial Express Newspaper (Bangladesh)]

Lu, S. (2017). RCEP and its potential impact on textile and apparel trade. Just-Style.

Lu,S. (2017). What might TTIP mean for US and EU textiles and apparel?. Just-Style.

Lu,S. (2016). How would end of NAFTA affect US apparel industry?. Just-Style. [This article is: quoted by several national newspapers in Mexico, including Reforma (front page) and El Sol de Puebla; translated into Thai by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce and ranked #5 most read comment article in 2016 on Just-Style]

Lu,S. (2016). 2016 U.S. fashion industry benchmarking study. U.S. Fashion Industry Association: Washington, DC. [This study is cited by: Congressional Research Service (CSR) report prepared for members of U.S. Congress: U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (September 2016) and featured by industry publications including Women’s Wear Daily, Just-Style, and Sourcing Journal]

Lu, S. (2016).Why have U.S. FTA apparel imports fallen to a record low? Just-Style

Lu,S. (2016). TPP tariff phase-out can steer Vietnam sourcing plans. Just-Style. [This article is translated into Vietnamese by the Ho Chi Minh WTO Affairs Consultation Center]

Lu, S. (2016). Global supply chain trends on show at Sourcing at MAGIC. Just-Style

Lu, S. (2016). Diversification or concentration: Explore the global sourcing strategy of U.S. apparel firms, International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lu, S. (2016).Has political influence of the U.S. textile industry waned? A case study on the negotiation results of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ,International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lu,S. (2015). 2015 U.S. fashion industry benchmarking study. U.S. Fashion Industry Association: Washington, DC. [This study is cited by: U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) official assessment on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership submitted to the Obama administration in May 2016; USITC’s Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures, 2016 Report (Investigation No. 332-555, USITC Publication 4614, June 2016); USITC’s Shifts in US Merchandise Trade in 2015 report (USITC Publication 4621, September 2016) World Bank publication: Stitches to Riches? Apparel Employment, Trade and Economic Development in South Asia, 2016 ]

Lu,S. (2015). What clothing could the TPP X-basket contain?. Just-Style.  [This article is featured by the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam]

Lu,S. (2015). Five key trends in world textile and apparel trade. Just-Style.  [This article ranked #4 in the Just-Style Top 20 Analysis Stories in 2015]

Selected Journal Publications

Lu, S. (2017). Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: An Opportunity or a Threat to the EU Textile and Apparel Industry? Journal of the Textile Institute.

Lu, S. (2016). Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on U.S. Textile and Apparel Manufacturing: A Quantitative Evaluation, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, 15(3), 134-152.

Lu, S. (2015) Does Japan’s accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership mean an opportunity or a threat to the U.S. textile industry? A quantitative evaluation, Journal of the Textile Institute, 106(5), 536-549. [This study is cited by: the United Nations Economic and Social Commissions for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) research paper  The economic impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership: What have we learned from CGE simulation? (AWP No. 157) in July 2016.]

Lu, S.(2015) Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on China’s textiles and apparel exports: A quantitative analysis, The International Trade Journal, 29(1),19-38. [This study is cited by: Congressional Research Service (CSR) report prepared for members of U.S. Congress: U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (September 2016)]

Lu, S. (2013). Impacts of quota elimination on world textile trade: A reality check from 2000 to 2010, Journal of the Textile Institute, 104(3), 239–250.

Lu, S., & Dickerson, K. (2012). The United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and its impacts on China’s textile and apparel exports to the United States, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(5),300-314.

Lu, S., & Dickerson, K. (2012). The relationship between import penetration and the operation of the U.S. textile and apparel industries from 2002 to 2008. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(3), 119-133.

Lu, S. (2012). An empirical study on the impacts of quota elimination on world clothing trade from 2000 to 2009, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 16(3), 306-326.

Zhang, S.Y.,& Lu, S. (2010). World economy and export dependency of China’s textile industry. Journal of Donghua University(English Edition), 27(5), 623-627.

Ha-Brookshire, J., & Lu, S. (2010). Organizational identities and their economic performance: an analysis of U.S. textile and apparel firms of U.S. textile and apparel firms, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(3), 174-188.

Lu, S., & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2009). Regional production network led by the U.S. textile industry and the impact of the 2006-2008 U.S.-China textile agreement. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 6(2),1-11.

Book Chapters

Lu, S. (upcoming). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Impact on the integration of textile and apparel supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region. In Shen, B., Gu, QL., Yang, YX (Eds), Fashion Supply Chain Management in Asia: Concepts, Models and Cases. Springer.

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