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EU pledges not to impose quotas on PRC textile imports, report says

EU pledges not to impose quotas
on PRC textile imports, report says

The European Union has assured Beijing it will not follow Turkey's lead by imposing quotas on textiles it imports from China, state media reported yesterday.
Claude Veron-Reville, spokeswoman for EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson, told the China Daily there was no going back on the EU's decision to remove quotas.
Such "measures would have to be fully justified," Veron-Reville said, adding that the EU's current priority was to ensure a smooth transition to a quota-free regime following the lifting of global quotas on January 1.
Turkey slapped quotas on 42 categories of Chinese textile imports in December and soon after Euratex, Europe's largest textile-industry lobby group, called for action against China.
The China Daily said EU trade officials and politicians had discussed whether Turkey's action should lead the EU to do likewise in a closed-door meeting last month.
Mandelson's spokeswoman said the EU was only working on guidelines for safeguards. "We want to get them right, not rushed," she said.


Updated : 2021-10-22 09:32 GMT+08:00