Import Quota

Brussels, not Beijing, holds key to untangling knot on textile quotas

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.

Monday, 29 August, 2005, 12:00am

End of quotas a testing time for some prominent rag-trade heirs

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.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Top Form moves to offset US import quota threat

Customers will bear the costs of its plan to shift brassiere production offshore

The threat by the United States to restore quota restrictions could force brassiere maker Top Form International to redistribute production between China and overseas and pass on the extra costs to customers.

18 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Rice prices to tumble with the lifting of 50-year import restrictions

Rice prices are set to tumble in the New Year after import quotas are lifted, with one supermarket already cutting prices by up to 50 per cent in anticipation of increased competition.

Under current rules - introduced to stabilise supply during the Korean War in the 1950s - the SAR's 55 licensed rice importers have weight quotas set by the government.

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

China's tariff cuts no threat, says Hualing

CHINA'S slashing of import duties and the cancellation of import quotas will not harm the business of Chinese household electrical appliances manufacturer Hualing Holdings, its managing director Bi Qing says.

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Angry EU trade group seeks help from Beijing

THE recent European Union's ruling to slap quotas on seven China-made consumer items has met with opposition from European importers who, in turn, have petitioned the Chinese Government to intervene on their behalf.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Chinese textiles on quota list of Europe

IN what would be a major escalation of quotas slapped on certain Chinese products imported into Europe, textiles are now believed to be on the list.

24 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

HK firms to expand as import rules cut

CHINA'S relaxation of import controls on some electronic products will lead to greater sales of Hongkong goods in China, says the Hongkong Electronics Association.

''This is good news. It means an expanded market for Hongkong's electronics industry,'' said executive director Charles Chapman.

2 Jan 1993 - 12:00am