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  1. End of quotas a testing time for some prominent rag-trade heirs

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp MONEY TALKS AND it certainly has something to say about earlier widespread expectations that the United States would unilaterally reimpose new garment import quotas after the scheduled end of the quota system on January 1. What many people failed to take into account is that the US garment industry's clout in Washington has weakened considerably in recent years. ...

  2. Brussels, not Beijing, holds key to untangling knot on textile quotas

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland IT IS NO SURPRISE that talks between Europe and China over easing Europe's clothing import quotas have proved so tough. The premise of the negotiations was absurd, to begin with. The European Union only agreed the quotas with China in June in a move aimed at protecting Europe's textile workers from fast rising imports of cheap Chinese clothes. ...

  3. China and EU agree '50-50' deal to free logjam of clothing imports

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Toh Han Shih

    ... year, trade will be more orderly. EU importers will know how many orders they can get and which Chinese factories have quota.' This EU-China deal would have a bearing on the ongoing Sino-US ... Jamil Anderlini and Toh Han Shih China and the European Union have reached a deal that will open the door to all the mainland textile products stranded at ports because quotas are full. ...

  4. US textile quotas filled in a month

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Barely a month after the United States imposed caps on seven categories of Chinese textile imports, exporters say the quotas are filling up fast, with some items already ... according to Chinese customs data. The US quota for Chinese underwear is already 88.58 per cent filled and that for synthetic knit shirts and blouses 87.14 per cent filled. Imports of products ...

  5. EU set to assess Chinese imports

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The European Union will begin investigating the impact of Chinese garment imports next week, a move that could result in the imposition of new import quotas and restrict ... 'safeguard quotas'- temporary caps limiting annual growth of targeted imports to 7.5 per cent- on some Chinese textiles, Agence France-Presse quoted EU spokeswoman Claude Veron-Reville as saying ...

  6. US caps import of Chinese garments

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The United States this week imposed its first 'safeguard quotas' on Chinese garments since global textile quotas expired on January 1. The quotas cap imports ... rules that allow the imposition of safeguard quotas on Chinese textiles until the end of 2007 in cases where an import surge disrupts local textile markets. But Peter Liu Sin-shing, chairman ...

  7. Textiles deal a sensible compromise

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... outcome in which both sides gave ground. European importers and retailers placed orders for the items after global quotas on textile exports were lifted on January 1. In June the European Union negotiated an agreement with China to reimpose quotas until 2007 to protect the jobs of European textile workers from a flood of cheap mainland imports. But most of the quotas were quickly filled ...

  8. Textile firms brace for quota fallout

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Latker, Toh Han Shih

    ... for worsening Sino-United States trade ties, after the US reimposed import quotas on three categories of Chinese textile imports over the weekend. Major US textile buyers, such as JC Penney, had slashed ... Agreement expired on January 1, but WTO rules allow members to impose temporary safeguard quotas if imports pose a demonstrable threat to domestic industries. Andrew Leung, representing ...

  9. Thaw seen as US lifts quota on ski-wear

    Posted Oct 29th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... fibre pants and has ordered US Customs to release the garments into the country. US imports of man-made fibre pants reached their quota limit on August 3, shortly after the US imposed ... Toh Han Shih Skiers and snowboarders in the United States can look their best for less this season as Washington's lifting of a quota on ski pants hinted at a thaw in protracted ...

  10. New rules set quotas for textile exporters

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... imports. The new quota rules are the latest central government effort to ease trade tensions with western nations. A senior industry official said Beijing and Washington had started talks ... Cary Huang in Beijing Some firms will require licences to sell overseas, in a bid to ease trade spat New central government rules will impose quotas on some textile exports in a bid ...




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