Keith Nuthall
TECHNICAL specialists on the manufacture of shoes, hats and umbrellas have struck, or are nearing, agreement, on the establishment of international rules of origin for these fashion accessories; these would state the degree of processing required for their components to be collectively considered a new product.

The decisions would mean that worldwide, such lines would in future be affected by the duties, quotas and other import and export regulations relating to the country where they were processed or assembled, rather than where their ...

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