‘Curb on textile imports unfair’

Himalayan News Service

Paris, May 9:

Pascal Lamy, top candidate for the post of World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief, has urged the European Union (EU) and the US to ease textile competition against China and other developing countries, Xinhua reports.

The former EU trade chief expressed surprise at the current EU-China spat over the surge of textile imports from China. The WTO, he said, had long ago worked out principles governing both scrapping the quota system for China’s textiles and measures to be taken by importing countries. The disputes were anticipated and could have been warded off if necessary measures taken in advance, said Lamy.