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Textile Outlook International
Issue 119:
September-October 2005

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios in Textiles and Clothing: Chinese Producers Re-Assess Their Production and Export Strategies
World textile and apparel trade and production trends, September-October 2005 (96 pages)
Profiles of Six Textile and Clothing Companies in Thailand (33 pages)
Textile outlook international: profile of Nano-Tex: a leader in nanotechnology-based textile treatments, September-October 2005 (9 pages)
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Turkey (36 pages)
Fast Retailing: Raising the Profile of the Uniqlo Brand (26 pages)

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios in Textiles and Clothing: Chinese Producers Re-Assess Their Production and Export Strategies
published in Issue 119, September-October 2005  


2005 has seen some fairly frenetic activity by US and EU trade negotiators in their attempt to stem surges in textile and clothing imports from China. And yet the year was supposed to herald a new era of quota-free trade.

In the USA, the surge in imports started in early 2002 after China joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and a large proportion of its exports were quickly freed from quota restrictions.

Thereafter, the surge gathered pace and continued to do so until US safeguard quotas—imposed on various products between late 2003 and August 2005—began to slow import growth in the product categories to which the quotas applied. The quotas were introduced under a special textile safeguard mechanism which had been incorporated in China’s WTO accession agreement.

The rapidity with which many of the quotas filled up underlined the strength of demand for Chinese textile and apparel in the US market.

Moreover, it seemed that the more quotas the US authorities introduced, the more the US industry submitted petitions to have further quotas imposed.

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