EU TRADE RULES

Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed liberalising its textile trade regime, to make it easier for textile companies to import samples or small consignments "of negligible value" into the European Union. At present, EU legislation forces many importers to abide by quota limits, submit export and import licences, while following surveillance documentation regulations and rules of origin, when hawking samples around Europe, even though such items enter the EU duty-free.

But the Commission has asked the EU Council of Ministers to harmonise ...


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