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Chinese shoes win EU anti dumping

a few days ago, the reporter learned from the website of the Ministry of Commerce and the China Leather Association that the European Commission issued an announcement recently, announcing that it would formally stop imposing anti-dumping duties on shoes made in Vietnam and China from March 31, 2011. This means that the EU’s anti-dumping of leather shoes to China, which has lasted for nearly five years, will come to an end at the end of this month

it is understood that in order to protect the interests of some southern European shoe-making enterprises, the EU has formally imposed anti-dumping duties on leather shoes imported from China since October 2006, with the highest rate of 16.5%. On October 23 of the same year, Aokang and other five Chinese shoe enterprises appealed to the lower court of the European Union. 1n October 2008, when this anti-dumping measure was due to expire, the European Commission decided to launch an expiry review on the anti-dumping case of Chinese leather shoes to decide whether to extend the anti-dumping measure. During the period of reexamination, the original anti-dumping measures still apply. 1n December 2009, the EU made a review decision to extend the anti-dumping measures on Chinese leather shoes for another 15 months, and the plan should expire at the end of this month

in April 2010, the EU lower court rejected the claims of five Chinese shoe companies. On April 8, the Chinese government appealed to the WTO and filed a request for the establishment of an expert group on the case of China v. EU’s anti-dumping measures against Chinese leather shoes, officially activating the trial procedure of the WTO dispute settlement expert group. 1n May of that year, Aokang decided to continue to appeal to the high court of the European Union when other shoe companies announced that they would not appeal< According to Wei Yafei, director of shoe making office of China Leather Association, the abolition of anti-dumping duty on leather shoes provides conditions for Chinese enterprises to further expand the EU market, but it should not be blindly optimistic. Although the anti-dumping measures have been terminated, Chinese shoe enterprises must seriously study the EU laws and regulations on the export of leather shoes, standardize their own business behavior, abide by industry rules, and create a good environment for the export of Chinese shoe enterprises it is reported that at present, China Ceramic 1ndustry Association, together with Minmetals chamber of Commerce, is stepping up further consultation with EU Chamber of Commerce and relevant organizations, hoping to minimize the impact of this anti-dumping on Chinese ceramic tiles. Relevant experts also said that the EU’s anti-dumping measures are undoubtedly a kind of trade protectionism, and Chinese enterprises should actively respond to the investigation of the European Commission in order to safeguard their legitimate rights and interests

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