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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. 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. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ELECTRICITY

    Free-market concerns over mainland power imports

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Option could be a step back for city's liberalised economy, argues Chamber of Commerce Free-market concerns over mainland power imports A government proposal to import a third of power from the mainland grid could prove a step backwards for Hong Kong's free-market economy, the city's business sector has warned. In its final ...

  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. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Investors told not to count on quota top-up

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... yesterday. "The quota is an important risk-management mechanism for the scheme. The authorities would take a conservative and cautious approach to gradually develop the scheme and would only ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Financial services minister describes caps on trading under the 'through train' share scheme as an 'important risk-management mechanism' ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    City's largest electricity supplier wants to hold off on power-import decision

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com City's largest electricity supplier says it is too early to decide between local solution and importing from the mainland grid CLP wants power options left open The largest electricity supplier in Hong Kong says it is too early to rule out a local solution to the city's future energy needs before a decision is made on importing ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    China Southern Grid electricity imports could adversely affect cost and supply

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... Importing electricity could adversely affect cost and supply I read with concern your editorial ("Energy plan can be made to work", May 7) where you asserted that "there ... and the New Territories less than two minutes. Such a minute-vs-hour comparison cannot be considered "a small difference". Hong Kong is a densely populated vertical city with extensive mass ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AGRICULTURE

    Call for quota to clear backlog of older chickens

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Breeders left with excess of 270,000 over age birds after infection caused trade suspension Call for quota to clear backlog of older chickens Local farmers, stuck with 270,000 older chickens after the trade in live poultry was suspended in January, want the government to set a quota to make the sale of over age chickens a priority. Tang Wai-lun, of the New ...

  10. 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 ...




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