In his inauguration speech in January， President Donald Trump made a seemingly straightforward pledge: "We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American."
His daughter is the exception.
Even as he spoke， at least eight shipments of Ms Ivanka Trump-branded shoes， bags and clothes - more than 53.5 tonnes - were steaming towards ports from China， according to Customs bills of lading examined by AFP.
his presidential pulpit to censure manufacturers - both domestic and foreign - overseas labour to make goods for American consumers， but the Ivanka-branded orders have kept rolling in.
More than two tonnes of ladies’， 1，600 cowhide leather wallets and 23 tonnes of made-in-China footwear were among at least 82 such shipments that passed Customs - day - from Mr Trump’s Nov 8 election win through Feb 26， records showed.
The goods were made in China by three companies holding licences to manufacture products for Ms Trump’s fashion line: garment maker G-III， Mondani Handbags and Marc Fisher Footwear.
， while the others did not respond to requests.
The first daughter’s business has come under scrutiny since major department store chain Nordstrom announced last month that it would stop carrying her products， citing poor sales.