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  1. Top Form moves to offset US import quota threat

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the quota system again,' chairman Willie Fung Wai-yiu said. In July, the American Textile Manufacturers Institute petitioned the Bush administration to restrict imports of brassieres, gloves, dressing gowns and knitted fabric from China, saying a surge in imports was threatening their survival. Quota restrictions on the four types of mainland products cited in the petition were removed ...

  2. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    China to slash 2015 import quotas for cotton

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Mainland to slash 2015 import quotas for cotton The mainland, the world's top consumer of cotton, will slash its import quotas for next year to boost demand ... at the National Development and Reform Commission, said Beijing would only provide import quotas next year for the 894,000 tonnes that it was required to offer at low duties under commitments ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Quota eliminated on HK films Guangdong allowed to import

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Film and Television (Sarft) to select and import, without any import quotas, movies funded and produced in Hong Kong. Hong Kong films that suited the tastes of Guangdong's cinemagoers ... Frederick Yeung Hong Kong movies are expected to receive a boost in Guangdong after the provincial government eased import restrictions on movies from the city, the Guangdong Cultural ...

  7. Industry wants quota on chicken imports eased

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Yuk-tak, said the restriction was a 'valid and useful measure' against bird flu. Previously, the import quota was 30,000 a day. The association wants it lifted to 40,000, and to 100,000 ... Martin Wong Citing increased demand, importers of live chickens from Guangdong want the city to lift import restrictions imposed after a bird flu outbreak in the province last year. ...

  8. Chicken sellers cry foul over imports quota

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of interfering with the market, saying import quotas should be decided by the market. He said the government should return poultry imports from mainland farms to 30,000 a day instead of cutting supplies. ... Patsy Moy Imports of live mainland chickens may be capped at 20,000 a day in future as market demand has fallen by a third with the increased risk of bird flu infection, the health chief ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA

    Barcelona winning is more important than breaking La Liga scoring record, says Messi

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona Argentinian star just wants to savour victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico Barca more important than Liga record: Messi Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season's first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga's ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China should impose tougher checks on genetically modified soy imports

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:38pm by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... Kamilia Lahrichi Kamilia Lahrichi says action needed amid warnings of herbicide overuse China should impose tougher checks on GM soy imports As the international community raised awareness of food security on World Food Day last week, 1.3 billion Chinese people are facing critical health risks due to imports of genetically modified soybeans, including those from Argentina, ...




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