The Rana Plaza collapse made companies and consumers more aware of working conditions in the clothing factories. In some places, reforms have made workers safer, but the changes are far from universal.
The “repatriation provision” proposed by Republicans would change give American companies a tax break – allowing them to pay a minimum of 10 percent tax on overseas earnings (in the Senate version of the bill) and a 20 percent tax on domestic profits.
Among those applauding the move by President Trump was Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But other leaders were critical of Trump’s decision to dispense with nearly 70 years of US foreign policy tradition.