China and the EU began their talks on textile products blocked at Customs of EU countries Thursday afternoon.
Currently, millions of dollars-worth of clothing items shipped from China to Europe in excess of their quotas have been blocked at customs of some European countries.
China and the EU reached an agreement this June, setting new quotas on 10 categories of textile products from China. But the quotas have been filled rapidly as many EU importers and retailers had ordered large quantity of goods from China several months before the new quotas were set. The EU is under fierce pressure from fashion importers and European retailers to review quotas.
(Xinhua News Agency August 25, 2005)