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EU recalls raising concerns in Chinese T&C sector
Aug '10
It is known to all, that the textile industry in China is the largest foreign exchange generator, while Europe has been a major market for China's textile exports. In 2009, textile and clothing imports by the 27 countries compromising the European Union fell by 6.2 percent, but still reached US $42.832 billion.

China has become the largest source of textiles and raw materials in imports of these European Union countries. Imports of raw materials, textiles and clothing from China accounted for 41.1 percent in terms of value of all EU imports related to the sector.

Despite the fact that Chinese textiles and apparels hold such an important position in overall imports from the sector in the European Union, the high number of product recalls in recent years, has left a sour taste in the mouths of the textile and garment exporters in China.

In January, the European demanded 37 recalls on textile products, mainly children's clothing, Bulgaria was the main informing member, among the 37 cases, Chinese products accounted for 14 cases. Main reasons behind the recalls were suffocation hazard by stranglehold.

In February, the EU notified 67 recalls on textile products, focusing on children's clothing and scarves from its member countries like, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany and Cyprus. Chinese products accounted for 30 cases, the main reasons being stranglehold suffocation, harmful risks and chemical hazards.

In March, the EU requested 74 recalls on children's clothing, of which 38 cases involved Chinese products mainly again from the same group of countries. The reasons put forth were suffocation or danger caused by ropes of fine ropes, clothing accessories prone to injuries and a few cases were related to high content of chemicals.

From January to May 2010, the EU notified 189 recalls in total on textile and garment products, an increase of 105 percent year on year. Of which, China's textile and apparel products formed 98 cases, up 51 percent year on year, which has become a high cause of concern for the textile exporting community.

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