Will there be a “shoe war” with China?

Will there be a “shoe war” with China?


A dispute between the EU and China about tariffs on shoe imports resurfaced last week, when the European Commission refused a Chinese proposal to resolve an anti-dumping action on shoes. After imposing anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes in April 2006 to counter the flood of imports, the Commission is now proposing a follow-up plan in which anti-dumping duties currently levied would be scrapped, but only on a limited number of imports.The initial anti-dumping charges (19.4 perce...


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