• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Textile Industry Urges Prompt Sanctions Against China

Management and employees of the São Paulo textile industry, which represents 40% of domestic production, are demanding urgent action by the government to protect them from an onslaught of Chinese goods.

The president of the textile workers union, Sergio Marques, reports that management and employees have formed a commission to demand the rapid placement of safeguards.


Marques said the idea was not to close the borders, but to level the playing field so “there can be loyal competition.”


He admitted that Chinese goods could no longer be dismissed as inferior. “Nowadays Chinese products are as good as ours. They have made enormous investments in their industry. But their advances have come at a cost to the workers who are exploited, working long hours without rest periods or vacations,” he said.


Meanwhile the head of the textile trade association, Rafael Cervone, criticized the government for not moving faster.


“China is now a member of the World Trade Organization which has norms that permit safeguards. There is no reason for not doing this quickly,” he said.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Portugal’s TAP Lends a Hand to Bankruptcy-Bound Brazilian Varig

TAP Air Portugal will participate in the Brazilian Varig Airlines debt reestructuring plan. The ...

Brazil Opens Center for Brazilian Products in US

Brazil’s Export Promotion Agency (Apex) played an important role in the growth of Brazil’s ...

The Ball Is Now on Honduras’s Court, Says Brazil

The Brazilian government does not have diplomatic relations with Honduras because of the coup ...

Sudanese in Brazil to Get Lowdown on Ethanol and Flex-Fuel Industry

Four executives of the Kenana Sugar Company, Sudan's leading sugar firm, are arriving in ...

Brazil Sends 22 to Peacekeeping Mission in Sudan

Brazil joined the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Sudan. Two Army officials have ...

Brazil/US Trade Agreement Seems Close at Hand

Brazil and the United States signed a letter of intent for the creation of ...

How to Become a Carioca

Postcards from Rio People are not pedestrians here, they are targets. Traffic signals are ...

Brazil Is Now 104th in Press Freedom After Falling Another Five Places

Continuing conflicts of interest in the Brazilian media and a very disturbing level of ...

‘We Don’t Want Food, But Land,’ Say Brazilian Indians

“We are very sad over the deaths of dozens of our children in recent ...

Syrian President Compares Obama to Lula and Says Brazilian Leader Gets Results

Wrapping up his  Latin American tour of four countries, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina, ...