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  1. 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 ...

  2. Temperature rises over textile quotas

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... items, two Chinese products, men's trousers and sweaters, have exceeded quotas. An EU announcement on Tuesday warned that import licences will not be granted to Chinese products that exceed ... Toh Han Shih Most European Union (EU) quotas on Chinese textiles are nearly filled, drawing complaints from EU governments as empty store shelves ahead of the winter buying season cost ...

  3. Exporters seek Beijing approval to trade quotas

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The Hong Kong Textile Council will ask Beijing to allow businesses to trade export quotas for garments restricted by annual import limits imposed by the European Union. ... it would be at least two months before any policy changes could take effect, Mr Lin said. 'Many Hong Kong textile manufacturers may be stuck with no quota for the rest of this year,' he ...

  4. Mainland firms rue the end of textile quotas

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the US re-imposed a one-year quota on Chinese bras in response to the huge rise in imports. Ironically, there are some vested interests in China that have benefited from textile quotas ... Toh Han Shih Worldwide prices to slump in mass migration of manufacturers to the mainland Hong Kong garment firms generally welcome the abolition of global textile quotas next year, ...

  5. Garment export chaos puts us back in old quota-busting game

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The United States has delayed until at least the end of next month a decision on whether to impose unilateral 'safeguard quotas' on four categories ... since the end of last year when a 30-year system of international quotas on garment exports finally expired. There was an understanding that China would not immediately take advantage ...

  6. You can't pull the wool over the world's eyes with quotas, Mr Tang

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'But as quotas imposed by the US on Chinese textile exports do not cover Hong Kong, local manufacturers can circumvent the restriction by moving their production facilities back to the city' South China Morning Post June 7 IT SEEMS TO make perfect sense. An international system of quotas on garment and textile exports was abolished on January ...

  7. Quota fears curb expansion

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in case 'anti-surge' quotas are imposed. American officials have said they will react against the threat of export surges after the formal quota system governing apparel exports ends ... expected a massive increase in demand, based on the near tripling in orders that followed the lifting of quota restrictions on items such as brassieres. 'As the rules are against China ...

  8. Officials stick with quota of fantasy as rag trade illusion unravels

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... right now. Here is the simple two-word explanation for it- garment quotas. We do not have much of a garment industry left in Hong Kong but did you know that garments until very recently still ... Arrangement (MFA) in 1974, was given a big allocation of export quotas to reflect this. Times changed. We became wealthy and a wealthy society is not a good fit with a low labour cost industry like ...

  9. HK farmers have high hopes for plan to take on pig importers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... The groups have applied to the Ministry of Commerce for a quota to supply 1,800 live pigs a day. Hong Kong now imports about 5,000 live pigs a day. Since last year more than 90 per cent of Hong ... Fox Yi Hu in Shaoguan Hong Kong pig farmers are in talks to form a shareholding company to compete with the two existing importers of live mainland pigs. Led by two DAB lawmakers, five ...

  10. Let Hong Kong factories import skilled workers

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a manufacturing sector. Factories should be allowed to import skilled workers and technicians on a one-to-one quota basis, that is, a manufacturing entity which has one Hong Kong employee would have ... Hong Kong manufacturers have been pushing for labour imports for many years, yet with little success due to opposition from unionists. The present import labour scheme does not solve ...




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