Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

20th March 2007

NEPAL: Exporters relieved as EU extends GSP

Nepal will continue to enjoy its special derogation from the EU GSP Rules of Origin for apparel allowing dutyfree imports even when raw material comes from outside Nepal, it has...

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20th March 2007

EU not to impose quota on Chinese textiles

The European Union has assured China's textile firms that it will not follow Turkey's lead by imposing quotas on its textile imports. Commissioner Mandelson's spokeswoman said such safeguards would only...

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20th March 2007

EU to review anti-dumping duty on Pakistani bedlinen

The European Commission is reviewing its 13.1% percent anti-dumping duty on Pakistani bedlinen, imposed in January 2004. An EU official said questionnaires had been sent to Pakistani textile mills, and...

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20th March 2007

EU …defines “market status” Chinese companies

On September 16, in a complex – and widely misreported - ruling about anti-dumping duties on polyester filament fibres, the EU was forced to create a list of Chinese textlile/apparel...

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20th March 2007

Chinese reactions to Safeguards

China’s State-controlled media were fast to praise the effect of the country’s agreements with the EU“Over the past week, our orders have recovered quickly” said Li Lingmin, vice-president of the...

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20th March 2007

European Federation Asks EC To Omit Sports Shoes From Probe

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which represents approximately 1,800 sporting goods manufacturers, is urging the European Commission to omit sports footwear with special technology from anti-dumping...

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20th March 2007

EU Launches More AD Probes of Chinese Goods.

Following the recent launch of an antidumping (AD) investigation of safety shoes from China, the EU announced on July 7 that it will conduct a similar probe of Chinese leather...

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20th March 2007

French textile industry presses for more anti-China action

The French textile industry association said it will investigate what it sees as evidence that Chinese textile products have been "dumped" on the French market at unfairly low prices. "We...

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20th March 2007

Indonesian government moves to curb illegal transhipment

The Indonesian Trade Ministry has cut the number of government offices responsible for issuing certificates of origin for exports by more than a half to 85 from 193 in a...

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20th March 2007

EU consults over China

The EU has announced a public consultation exercise over its economic strategy towards China. Submissions are sought by June 16, and will be partly discussed at a Brussels conference on...

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