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Shoes (EU Duties)

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government's policy is on the imposition by the EU of duties on shoes from China and Vietnam; and how the policy was formulated. (95788)

The UK opposed the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of footwear with uppers of leather originating in China and Vietnam. We did so after examining the economic case for imposing duties and carefully considering the representations made to us by UK retailers and importers.