COTTON DUTIES

BY ALAN OSBORN
THE EUROPEAN Union's Council of Ministers has decided to suspend the collection of anti-dumping duties on imports of cotton-type bed linen from India following a determination by the World Trade Organisation that the EU had failed to take all relevant factors into account when it originally imposed the levies in 1997.

The original duties, ranging from 2.6 to 27 per cent, applied to India, Pakistan and Egypt. The EU has now re-assessed the situation, confirming the duties against Pakistan and Egypt but scaling down those applicable to ...


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