Belarus discussed textile trade conditions with the EU
According to the Belarusian party, if EU textile quotas are not abolished, they should be at least enlarged by at least 30% in 5 most sensible categories. Meanwhile the European Commission considers quantity limitations of Belarusian textile import to be unchangeable. Yet the question of increasing volumes of trade is being addressed. Final decision should be expected before the year-end.
“Basic function of quotas is protection of domestic market. But Belarusian textile export does not exceed 1% of total volume export to the EU from third countries, thus none economic damage to textile enterprises cannot be inflicted by Belarusian export,” — we were told in Belarusian MFA.
About 40% of total Belarusian textile products are exported into the European market. Largest quantities are consumed by Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia, Hungary and Poland.