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Anti-dumping on textiles will spread and chemical fiber industry needs urgent response

Release: 2017-07-25 Hits: 592

A few days ago, the United States launched an anti-dumping investigation on China's polyester staple fiber involving a value of nearly 100 million US dollars. In May of this year, India initially ruled that China's satin products were dumped; at the same time, the European Union is considering anti-dumping investigations on eight types of textiles in China. China's textiles have been plagued by anti-dumping after being subjected to "special protection" last year. Dr. Mei Xinyu of the Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce believes that China is already the biggest victim of international trade protectionism. The United States, the European Union and developing countries are likely to carry out anti-dumping on any textiles. Products that export faster will face anti-dumping risks. Bigger.

According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, every person in the world wears a pair of shoes made in China every year, buys 2 meters of Chinese-made cloth, and 3 of the clothes they wear are from China. Along with this, trade frictions against Chinese textiles have also increased rapidly. After the “special protection” restrictions were imposed on Chinese textiles in Europe and the United States and other countries last year, although the textile agreement stated that they should refrain from using the “special protection” measures, industry experts believe that in the face of China ’s strong textile exports, importing countries use Anti-dumping trade remedy measures that are more lethal than "special safeguards" will become increasingly common. Mei Xinyu pointed out that anti-dumping on textiles will increase in the next few years. The multi-fiber textiles agreement expires in 2006, and textile quotas will be gradually phased out. The balance of the international textile market originally maintained by the agreement will be broken. New checks and balances and trade protection laws will emerge. Anti-dumping is one of them.

In recent years, anti-dumping on textile products from developed countries has become commonplace in China. However, Mei Xinyu pointed out that many developing countries have also joined the ranks of anti-dumping against China's textile and clothing, which is worthy of attention.

Since 2005, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, India and other countries have initiated special protection and anti-dumping investigations on China's textiles, and this momentum is intensifying. "Trade friction with developing countries is caused by the huge competitive pressure on local industries," Mei Xinyu explained. Industry experts analyze that textile producers such as Turkey, Mexico, and India are more likely to have anti-dumping duties on Chinese textiles. These countries are protected by the developed countries in Europe and the United States. For example, Turkey is a member of the European Union and Mexico is a strategic partner of the United States. These countries are backed by asylum and support to varying degrees. Some anti-dumping or even state manipulation. In addition, the labor costs in these countries are similar to those in China, and the textile industry is still developing rapidly as a pillar industry. Therefore, it is inevitable to restrict our textiles.

Mei Xinyu said that currently in developing countries, many anti-dumping lawsuits are filed by multinational companies. However, some developing countries, including India and Turkey, have not yet recognized China's full market economy status, so their anti-dumping measures have a better chance of being implemented.

Although anti-dumping lawsuits against China's textiles have been increasing since last year, some industry experts believe that the current adverse impact on China's textile industry is only reflected in local products, and the proportion is small. Li Zhixian of Guotai Junan Research Institute pointed out that in 2006, China's total textile and apparel exports are expected to reach 125 billion U.S. dollars, and several products currently subject to anti-dumping, the single value is around 100 million U.S. dollars, so it will not cause significant damage to the entire textile industry Shock.

Facing the trend of possible anti-dumping of textiles, textile manufacturers and exporters on the front line are more sensitive, especially those who have encountered anti-dumping. The United States' anti-dumping lawsuit against China's polyester staple fiber has been regarded as a weather vane by industry insiders. Experts on anti-dumping affairs said: The tightness of the US ruling in this anti-dumping will show the next US attitude towards Chinese textiles.

A manufacturer of polyester staple fiber in Zhejiang said that EU anti-dumping has blocked many Chinese chemical fiber companies from the European market door last year. If the United States conducts anti-dumping, both major export markets will be lost, and domestic demand will remain weak. The days of karma will be even worse.

In view of the current status of foreign countries' prosecution of China's textile dumping, industry insiders suggest that in addition to actively responding to domestic lawsuits, domestic enterprises should also base themselves on upgrading the industrial structure and improving their innovation capabilities. Factors such as the appreciation of the RMB, rising costs of energy, raw materials, and labor, and rising trade frictions all require China's textile industry to adopt a low-cost strategy, cultivate independent brands, and follow the path of connotative development.


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