Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India opposes EU concession to Pakistan at WTO
India opposes EU concession to Pakistan at WTO
06
May '11
At the World Trade Organization (WTO), India has opposed European Union's (EU) $900 million proposal for granting duty-free access to Pakistani textile exports.

India informed the General Council of the WTO, the apex decision-making body of the organization that the package would adversely impact the exports of other competing nations which would have to continue paying 6-12 percent duty on textile exports to the EU.

Further, India even contended that, the relief package in no way aided the flood victims. Peru, Vietnam and Bangladesh backed India at the Council, which took over the matter as the junior level 'Goods Council' failed to decide on the matter within the scheduled time of 90 days.

May 30 is the deadline for the 27-member bloc to build a consensus, failing which, the proposal will be dropped. Pakistan would earn duty-free access to the EU for 75 items, 64 of which are textiles, for three years.

The proposal can be passed only if all the WTO members give their consent and grant support to the proposal, as the multilateral trading rules stipulate equal treatment for all member countries.

India previously stated that, it had no objections with the EU providing any direct help to the flood hit country as relief measure, but opposed the duty concessions, stating that it would only aid the textile sector and not the flood victims.

Editor's note –
The Pakistani textile sector was hoping to boost the prospects of the industry with the help of the duty concessions on 64 textile items. But going by the general global consensus, it seems, the passage of the concession will face tough opposition from various countries.

Fibre2fashion News Desk


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

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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