Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Prolong anti-dumping measures - ANCI & CEC

Prolong anti-dumping measures - ANCI & CEC

23
Sep '08
ANCI and CEC urge for the prolongation of the anti-dumping measures against imports of leather footwear from China and Vietnam and are determined to pursue with legal actions if the Commission rejects the request for review of the expiry of the existing anti-dumping measures on October 6.

We believe that the opinion given by the Anti-Dumping Committee on September 17 concerning the Commission's proposal to initiate an expiry review with regard to anti-dumping measures against footwear with leather uppers from China and Vietnam is not only completely unfounded but also legally and economically flaw.

The European industry still suffers heavily from the continued dumped imports from China and Vietnam on the European market, and has never fully recovered from the prejudice caused by these dumped imports.

Indeed, merely two years of anti-dumping duties did not suffice for the European footwear industry to recover from the prejudice caused on the European market, despite the efforts made by the industry itself.

In fact, the dumping of the leather footwear on the European market has never stopped, as was proven by CEC in its request filed to the Commission.

Even worse, the existing anti-dumping measures were circumvented by imports from Macau, which obliged the Commission to step up.

Where in the case of leather footwear it was the first time anti-dumping measures were only imposed for two years, it has been proved that this has clearly not been enough for the European Industry to recover from the substantial prejudice it suffered and still suffers.

ANCI and CEC are deeply shocked by the fact that the Anti-Dumping Committee only seemed to have taken into account the private interest of a few companies with big lobbying campaigns, while bluntly putting aside the detrimental impact which a negative decision would have for the whole of the European footwear industry.

According to CEC it can by no means be justified that the future of a whole industry is ignored and denied, especially not at a moment in time when society is faced with economic problems on world scale.

ANCI and CEC confirm that the current anti-dumping measures did not have any effect on the European consumers, and will never have.

From the statements from BEUC - The European Consumers' Organisation - it seems they were wrongly informed by the retailers, obviously working together with the Chinese and Vietnamese Importers.

Given the high interests at stake for the European footwear industry, CEC has already instructed its legal advisors to explore all legal actions that can be introduced to suspend or annul a decision not to open an investigation on this issue on the part of the Commission, and will certainly not refrain from taking such action.

CEC will put everything into place to limit the drastic economic impact for the European footwear industry, including a demand for damages.

However, ANCI and CEC still remain confident that the Commission will take up its responsibilities and open the expiry review, notwithstanding the enormous pressure some well-known companies have put on the delegates of the Member States in the Anti-Dumping Committee.

ANCI (Associazione Nazionale Calzaturifici Italiani)


Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi, Textrade International Ltd

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Angelina Francesca Cheang, MY ANJE

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel,

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Christiane Thies,

Christiane Thies

Founded in 1892, Thies has concentrated on the fabrication of high-quality ...

Cong Zheng,

Cong Zheng

The China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) is a social-economic...

Lynda Kelly, Suominen Corporation

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Kai Poehler, Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

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

Leave your Comments


October 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search