EU Recommends Extending Duties On Leather Shoes

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Seeking a compromise between European countries at odds over the continuation of anti-dumping duties on imports of leather shoes from China and Vietnam, the European Commission has reportedly recommended extending the sanctions for 15 months.

Staking out a middle ground it hopes will win adequate support throughout the continent, the EU’s trade watchdog has proposed keeping in place the 16.5 percent anti-dumping duty on leather footwear from China and a 10 percent rate on imports from Vietnam, Reuters reported.

While shoe-producing companies within the EU want...
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