Chinese Shoe Makers Prepare To Take On E.U.

Law360, New York (April 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fearing a threat to their collective survival, more than 150 Chinese shoemakers have formed a coalition to fight off the European Union's provisional anti-dumping duties, which the E.U. approved recently after complaints from member states.

The E.U. voted to put the measure in place after deciding Chinese shoe manufacturers receive unfair financial aid from the Chinese government and therefore do not compete fairly in the open market.

To stem the E.U. threat, China’s shoe industry raised 3 million Yuan, or $375,000, to fight off the anti-dumping...
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