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  1. 1. Developing Countries and Trade in Textile and Clothing Office of Representative for Trade Negotiation (ORTN), Ministry of Commerce, PRC Hong ZHAO
  2. 2. A. Developing countries and trade in textile and clothing. <ul><li>a. Textile production originated from developing countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Chinese woman was spinning
  4. 4. Ancient Chinese Spinning Wheels
  5. 5. Ancient Chinese Spinning Machine
  6. 6. Beautiful Chinese Ancient Silk
  7. 7. b. China is one of the earliest countries that were engaged in trade in textiles. The Ancient Silk Roads
  8. 8. The Ancient continental Silk Road
  9. 9. c. The Industrial Revolution changed the landscape of the world trade in textile and clothing. Watt Steam Engine
  10. 10. A Western woman who was spinning
  11. 11. c. The debate over whether the export of textile and clothing should be restricted or not under GATT/WTO system
  12. 12. d. The impact of the textile integration is not as serious as the propaganda of USA and EU. <ul><li>1. The value of the world trade in textile and clothing has not expanded as estimation. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The price of Chinese textiles and clothing is higher than that of other exporting countries. </li></ul><ul><li>3. The impact on the textile industry of US and EU was almost the weakest in 2005 during the past a few years. </li></ul>
  13. 13. B. The current state of the world trade in textile and clothing
  14. 14. a. A survey of the global market
  15. 15. b. A survey of the market of EU and USA
  16. 17. C. The Arrangements in FTA on trade in textile and clothing ---taking NAFTA for example
  17. 18. <ul><li>a. Basic provisions </li></ul><ul><li>b. Preferential rule of origin </li></ul><ul><li>c. the problems of Preferential rule of origin </li></ul>
  18. 19. E. The potential of the consumer market of China is huge.
  19. 20. <ul><li>Now China is the biggest textile consumption in the world </li></ul><ul><li>China is one of the biggest textile importing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>c. The textile industry of China promotes the development of the related industries of other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>China is willing to increase the import from developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>China is willing to join other developing countries in supporting the textile integration. </li></ul>
  20. 21. f. The main textile production areas of China
  21. 22. E. China is willing to help developing countries to develop their textile industry.
  22. 23. a. The general situation of the overseas investment of the textile industry from China
  23. 24. b. China is willing to strengthen the cooperation in textile industry with developing countries.
  24. 25. F. South-South Cooperation, Harmonious Development
  25. 26. Traditional Chinese cultures advocate harmonious development. <ul><li>1. “ 和实生物,同则不继” </li></ul><ul><li>2. “ 乐者,天地之和也;礼者,天地之序也。和,故百物皆化;序,故群物皆别。”“大乐与天地同和,大礼与天地同节。”(《乐记 · 乐论》) </li></ul><ul><li>3. “ 天人合一” </li></ul><ul><li>4. 庄子则提出:“与人和者,谓之人乐;与天和者,谓之天乐。” </li></ul>
  26. 27. Thank you!