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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Beijing hits back at WTO with metals export quota

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... global trade rules on raw materials shipments. The Ministry of Commerce yesterday said new export quota arrangements applied to coke- burned to produce steel- and to non-ferrous metals ... decision in 2009 to impose export duties and quotas on 20 types of raw materials, including coke, saying it had broken a promise to the body to cut tariffs and trade barriers. The Ministry ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    China should import more rare earth to protect stocks: China Daily

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 11:35am

    ... China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rare earths, should boost imports of the materials due to growing demand and to protect domestic resources, the China Daily reported ... in China growing even faster, Liu Yinan, vice-chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters, was reported as saying. The country should ...

  5. Top official goes on trial over mainland coke-quota bribes

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai The trial has opened in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, of a senior official charged with taking bribes to sell valuable coke export quotas during 2004 ... bribes to give quotas to producers that wanted to take advantage of the record world prices, the newspaper said. In April 2004, the Wenfeng Coking Factory agreed with Fan to pay her company a fee ...

  6. Is trade deficit bad or good?

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... products. Quotas: instead of making the import more expensive, a country decides to only buy a small quantity. Subventions: a way to make local products artificially as cheap as import. Subventions ... meaning 'out'). China also buys raw material from other countries: in this case, economists talk of 'imports' ('im' being 'in'). The trade balance measures ...

  7. HK to import chilled pork from China, says Chow

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Chow said. Since January 1, 2002, the mainland authorities have lifted export quota controls over chilled meats to Hong Kong. Chilled chickens from China were imported to Hong Kong at the end ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.27pm: Hong Kong would import chilled pork from China after discussions on inspection and quarantine requirements were completed with the mainland, the health ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    The stock answer to oil consumption 'weakness'

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Clyde Russell While other economic indicators are booming, the mainland's crude oil imports look out of line The stock answer to oil consumption 'weakness' The weakness in the mainland's crude imports and apparent oil consumption is starting to look at odds with other economic indicators. Crude imports were 5.64 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, a gain of a mere ...

  9. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's apology to customers reflects importance of China market

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... customers on the mainland highlights the importance of the market to the tech giant, industry analysts said. They said although chief executive Tim Cook's open letter took some time coming, ... important market for Apple," Xiang said. "The apology shows Apple has decided to protect its market interest rather than getting into a fight with Chinese media." China ...

  10. News - China

    China levies anti-dumping duties on Japanese, US-imported chemicals

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China levied final anti-dumping duties on the chemical resorcinol imported from the United States and Japan, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, marking the latest in a series of tariffs on imported chemicals. The wave of anti-dumping duties, also previously targeted at the European Union, have strained ties between China and countries that export chemicals. ...




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