Trade dispute looms in Europe regarding Asian shoes

09/29/2009 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

The European Commission is considering extending tariffs on shoe imports from China that have been in place since 2006. The extension would continue a 16.5% duty on Chinese shoes and a 10% tariff on Vietnamese footwear. A World Trade Organization battle about the tariffs is likely, as well as a push from European shoe manufacturers for compulsory labeling of the country of origin.

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