Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Exporters plead EC to reconsider anti-dumping duties
Exporters plead EC to reconsider anti-dumping duties
23
Aug '08
Pakistani bed linen has been facing heavy anti-dumping duty in markets of the European Union making it extremely difficult for domestic exporters to remain competitive against other Asian countries.

The grievances were put up by the Pakistani textile exporters at a meeting with the study Group of European Commission that visited Faisalabad on Wednesday.

Addressing his disappointments to the group, Mr Mian Mohammad Latif, former chairman of All Pakistan Cloth Exporters Association, said that the anti-dumping duty imposed by the European countries was not in compliance with the global trade agreement and that it is virtually crippling the Pakistani textile exporters in competition, against their regional rivals.

This apart, the stringent social regulatory instructions and adverse travel advisories have also been creating hurdles for the exporters in the way of promoting smoth operations in Europe. These non-tariff barriers are both directly and indirectly impacting export trade to the EU.

What concerns Pakistani exporters most are the discriminatory practices followed by EU. While textile exports of Bangladesh to EU are duty-free, those from India and China have been receiving preferential treatment and a free access to markets. However, when it comes to Pakistan, the attitude undergoes a dramatic change and anti-dumping duty is the resultant consequence.

Worsening the situation is the 9.6 percent customs duty which will have to be paid in addition to the imposed anti-dumping charges. Withdrawal of Generalized System of Preference for Pakistani exports have also been adding to the existing woes of the textile industry, but it can only be hoped that the European Commission reconsiders its decision which would otherwise have a ravaging effect on the industry in Pakistan as a whole.


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Nov 2017

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

A mini apparel factory was opened recently at Sri Lanka’s Menik Farm...

Egypt keen to boost ties with India in MSMEs, textiles

Textiles | On 23rd Nov 2017

Egypt keen to boost ties with India in MSMEs, textiles

Egypt is eager to boost cooperation with India, particularly in the...

India begins review of anti-dumping duty on caustic soda

Textiles | On 23rd Nov 2017

India begins review of anti-dumping duty on caustic soda

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD), under ...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search