THAI FLINT LIGHTERS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A THAI flint lighter manufacturer is likely to escape having to pay the stiff 51.9 per cent EU anti-dumping duties payable on most exports of the product from Thailand, having proved that its low prices are due to lower costs, rather than unfair trading practices. Following an inquiry by officials, the European Commission has proposed that exports into the EU made by Thai Merry Co Ltd, of Samutsakorn, should not attract the anti-dumping duties that are usually levied on gas-fuelled non-refillable pocket flint lighters from Thailand. ...


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