WTO – CHINA

Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed formal regulations governing the erection of possible future safeguard restrictions within the European Union against Chinese exports of textile and clothing products. Under the agreement approving China's accession to the World Trade Organisation, Brussels has the right to impose special temporary safeguard duties until December 2008, where a boom in imports threatens "market disruption."

It has now asked EU ministers to approve detailed rules on setting these duties. These allow the Commission to ...


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