Govt defends footwear enterprises over EU anti-dumping issue
24 Feb '06
1 min read
Shoe producers from Vietnam have not dumped footwear in the European markets, said Le Dung, a spokesman of Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This follows a statement by EU Chief Peter Mendelson who has proposed anti-dumping levies on Chinese and Vietnamese footwear, yesterday.
Defending Vietnamese leather shoes makers, Dung said they operate within market regulations and compete fairly and equally with makers from other countries.
He added that Vietnamese Government has offered any subsidies to any economic sector.
Since the launch of anti-dumping investigation by the EU, Vietnam has closely coordinated with the authorities to seek resolutions of all issues amicably.
Vietnamese government and people expect that the European Commission will treat leather shoes and leather goods made in Vietnam with equal and objective decision so as to ensure perspective of local consumers, Vietnamese producers as well as European enterprises doing shoes business with Vietnam, are heard justly, Dung concluded.