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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: Regional News - The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has criticised the European Union's (EU) trade commissioner Peter Mandelson's decision on imposing a new surcharge on children's shoes imported from Asia.
The decision was described as a way to protect jobs in the ailing shoe industry of southern Europe.
Under intense pressure from countries including Italy, France and Spain , Mandelson drew up the plan for anti-dumping tariffs on specific categories of leather shoes made in China and Vietnam.
For the first time, the tariffs will affect children's shoes, threatening to add an extra 20 GBP (37.2 USD) per …