The European Commission has delayed the vote by EU member states on whether to extend anti-dumping duties on leather footwear from China and Vietnam to give consideration to interested parties’ comments.
The vote on whether to extend the levy by a further 15 months was scheduled for November 10 but will now take place on November 19.
Anger over the potential extension has mounted in recent weeks as Drapers launched a joint campaign with the British Retail Consortium, since backed by the British Footwear Association, to stamp out the levy.
Suppliers, retailers and brands have until November 3 to object. Visit www.drapersonline.com/dump-the-duties to find out how.