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 ...

Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.