ATC DEBATE

Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Union has hit out at developing countries trying to force a "rebalancing" of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing at the World Trade Organisation, claiming that commerce within the sector "should not be a one-way affair."

Speaking at a WTO general council meeting, an EU delegate claimed that Brussels should not speed up its timetable abolish its quotas because so far, it had stuck to its ATC commitments. And the diplomat claimed that exporting countries, by failing to open their own markets, were doing nothing to encourage ...


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