December 12, 2012
By Carmen Paun
The Argentine government has rejected a case brought by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) claiming it is imposing unlawful import restrictions on all EU exports, including clothing, textiles and footwear.
Speaking to just-style, a diplomat at the Argentine embassy in Brussels said: "The EU action is unjustified". He supported his government's official response that the EU wants to "distract...public opinion instead of solving the trade barriers which affect the Argentine products"
The EU clothing and textile sector has been growing its sales to Argentina - a tough task given the country's notoriously tough import controls. Last year, EU exporters sold textiles and clothing worth EUR81.8m to Argentina, up from EUR73.8m in 2010 and EUR49.5m in 2009.
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