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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428295/top-form-moves-offset-us-import-quota-threat
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484419/end-quotas-testing-time-some-prominent-rag-trade-heirs
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513989/brussels-not-beijing-holds-key-untangling-knot-textile-quotas
  4. US imports of Chinese textiles decline

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Drop in first two months comes a year after the end of quotas The value of United States imports of Chinese textiles and garments fell slightly in the first two months ... quotas were scrapped. In the first two months this year, US imports declined 0.63 per cent to US$3.34 billion, according to the commerce department. In the same period last year, the value soared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544710/us-imports-chinese-textiles-decline
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497804/eu-set-assess-chinese-imports
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972985/beijing-hits-back-wto-metals-export-quota
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515195/textiles-deal-sensible-compromise
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500795/textile-firms-brace-quota-fallout
  9. Quotas cut exports to EU by 12pc

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Chinese textile exports to the European Union fell 12 per cent by volume in the first quarter from year-ago levels as import quotas took their toll, according to EU figures. The declines were concentrated in the 10 categories of mainland textile products covered by EU quotas imposed in June last year with exports seeing falls of 25 per cent to 75 per cent, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553423/quotas-cut-exports-eu-12pc
  10. US companies want mainland wool trousers on safeguard quota list

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Western governments and textile manufacturers are bracing for the January 1 end of global textile quotas as it heralds an unprecedented flood of cheap Chinese textile imports into the United States and Europe. In the US, wool trousers are the latest addition to a list of 'safeguard quotas' on Chinese apparel imports requested by domestic manufacturers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481200/us-companies-want-mainland-wool-trousers-safeguard-quota-list

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