Pakistan likely to tackle Turkish anti-dumping duty

Turkey imposes anti-dumping duties on textile imports from many countries, including Pakistan, to protect its domestic manufacturers.

Pakistan likely to tackle Turkish anti-dumping duty

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pakistan is likely to take up the issue of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Turkey on its garment and fabric exports with officials at the highest levels over the course of the next few days, the Pakistani daily The Nation reported.

“The government will take the issue of imposing anti-dumping duty on Pakistani garments and fabrics exports at the highest level of Turkish government in the next few days,” a Pakistani government official told The Nation on Saturday. “The government is likely to send its high-level delegation to Turkey in the next few days to convince them to withdraw this duty,” he added.

Turkey imposes anti-dumping duties on textile imports from many countries, including Pakistan, to protect its domestic manufacturers. Pakistan's textile exports to Turkey have passed $350 million, while $240 million is comprised of fabric exports. The Pakistani daily noted that the duty on fabrics will affect the country's exports, resulting in a direct decline in export growth.

According to the newspaper, Pakistani textile exporters have already urged the federal government to take up this matter immediately at the highest level and try to stop the duty on Pakistani fabrics.

Last Mod: 23 Ocak 2011, 18:37
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