CERAMIC EXPORTERS

BY ALAN OSBORN
SIGNIFICANT opportunities for British and other ceramic exporters have opened up in China following Beijing's agreement to the terms of its accession to the World Trade Organisation. Under the deal, China has agreed to reduce tariffs on 11 key ceramics products from between 24.5 and 35 per cent to between 10 and 15 per cent by 2005, including ceramic and porcelain tiles and ceramic tableware. China will also remove all import quotas by 2005 and open its own ceramics industry to foreign investment with the possibility of 100 per cent owned ...


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