An EU diplomat said that the UK, Austria, Belgian, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia and Netherlands all want the European Commission (EC) to remove the tariffs before Christmas.
|The volume of VN’s shoes and leather products exported to the EU has fallen significantly over the past two years due to the EC’ anti-dumping tariff regulations on its products.|
In September, the EC is expected to reconsider whether or not it will remove the anti-dumping tariffs of ten percent and 16.5 percent, which have so far been imposed on shoes imported from Vietnam and China respectively into European countries.
Regulations on applying antidumping tariffs on Vietnam and China’s leather shoes took effect from 2006 and expired in October last year, but the EC decided to extend taxes until October this year.
The EU has been a key export market for Vietnam’s leather and shoe industry.
However, the volume of shoes and leather products exported from the country to the EU has fallen significantly over the past two years. This is due to the EC’s application of anti-dumping tariff regulations on Vietnam’s products.