THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) anti-fraud unit OLAF has claimed that EU treasuries were cheated of Euro 6 million because of a rules of origin scam involving steel wire, which has now been uncovered.

In its 2001-2002 annual report on the fight against fraud in the EU, OLAF tells of inquiries into information provided by British customs officers about an apparent increase in trade between India and the United Arab Emirates in steel wire.

OLAF discovered that Indian producers had actually been attempting to evade EU anti-dumping ...

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