Home    Resource Store    Past Issues    Buyers' Guide    Career Center    Subscriptions    Advertising    E-Newsletter    Contact

Textile World Photo Galleries
November/December 2014 November/December 2014

View Issue  |

Subscribe Now  |

Events

Beltwide Cotton Conferences
01/05/2015 - 01/07/2015

SURFACES 2015 International Flooring Event
01/21/2015 - 01/23/2015
02/24/2014 - 02/24/2014

ExpoProducción
02/04/2015 - 02/06/2015

- more events -

- submit your event -

Printer Friendly
Full Site
Washington Outlook Archive

European Retaliation Hits Apparel, But Not Many Textiles

James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent

The World Trade Organization has given European Union nations permission to levy punitive tariffs on US products in retaliation to a US subsidy that it has is ruled illegal. A long list of apparel products is targeted for retaliation, but in the textile sector only chief weight cotton/man-made fiber yarn, non-cellulosic filament yarn put up for retail sale, and most floor coverings except carpet tiles are targeted. From March 1, a 5-percent increase has been levied on the targeted products and an additional 1 percent each month will be levied until the US law granting the illegal subsidy is repealed. US textile manufacturers have urged repeal of the legislation in order to avoid the higher retaliatory tariffs, and they are pressing Congress and the White House to act quickly.

March 2004




Advertisement