IMPORT tariffs payable on fish products exported to China are to be cut, following the striking of an international deal allowing Beijing to join the World Trade Organisation. Officials at the European Commission's directorate general for trade say that all fish exports to China will benefit from lower tariffs, though the reduction is not as great as for industrial goods.

For fish products, the average rate of tariffs will go down to 15 per cent, compared to present rates mostly ranging between 16 and 23 per cent. The tariff cuts will be ...

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