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Dump The Duties: Submission deadline nears

There is only one day left for footwear suppliers and retailers to lobby their local MEP’s on proposals to extend anti-dumping duties on Asian leather footwear.

Objections to the proposed 15 month extension have to be submitted by November 3, and Drapers is urging you to contact your MEP to outline to them the very real implication of the levy on your business.

EU member states will take until November 19 to consider interested parties’ concerns before voting on whether to extend the duties - 16.5% on Chinese and 10% on Vietnamese leather footwear.

Drapers and the British Retail Consortium are calling for the proposal to be scrapped and the duties dumped. You can find details of how to contact your local MEP on The Dump The Duties campaign site, which is also supported by the British Footwear Association.

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