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The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

The Post drew from sev­eral sources to map the global sup­ply chain of Ivanka Trump’s brand. The Post used Pan­jiva, a global-trade data­base, to ex­am­ine U.S. cus­toms records of con­tain­ers that ar­rive at Amer­i­can ports. Through that data, The Post iden­ti­fied for­eign fac­to­ries that have pro­duced goods for Trump’s com­pany. Be­cause many of the items are sent in bulk ship­ments through com­pa­nies that do not dis­close the orig­i­nat­ing fac­to­ries, the data of­fer an in­com­plete pic­ture of her com­pany’s global pro­duc­tion. La­bels on Ivanka Trump clothes, shoes and hand­bags pro­vided fur­ther con­fir­ma­tion of coun­tries where her prod­ucts have been re­cently made. The Post cross-ref­er­enced cus­toms data with ship­ping co­or­di­nates from ves­sel-track­ing data­bases FleetMon and MarineTraf­fic to trace the jour­ney of the com­pany’s for­eign-made goods to U.S. shores. The Post also in­ter­viewed gar­ment work­ers in China, In­done­sia and Bangladesh.

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