there are also risks in purchasing the ASEAN

With China-ASEAN FTA entering full force on January 1, 2010, 7,000 trading items taught in agreements around the trade of products and services is going to be tariff-free chaussure de foot mercurial, giving Chinese shoemakers, who are facing EU's high anti-dumping duties, an opportunity to ease the impacts.

The EU began levying anti-dumping duties as high as 16.Five percent against Chinese leather shoes on Oct. 5, 2006. On December 22, 2009, EU governments approved the 15-month extension of anti-dumping duties on Chinese leather shoes.

Wu Zhenchang, chairman of Chuangxin Shoemaking Company and founding father of a commercial association planning to cope with the EU's anti-dumping measures against Chinese leather shoes, noted that he would take the chance around the China-ASEAN FTA and transfer part of his assembly lines to Southeast Parts of asia for example Indonesia and Cambodia. "It will assist you to avoid trade frictions," he said.

Guangzhou-based Chuangxin's export declined by 30 % to 40 percent in 2009. "Our export towards the EU makes up about less than 10 percent in our total export. However, to reduce costs, global footwear giants including Adidas and Nike gave orders for their factories within the Southeast Asia," said Wu. "Not only products aiming at the EU market, however the whole order of the same type to be removed worldwide."

Based on the statistics from the General Administration of Customs, China exported 6.74 billion pairs of trainers within the first 10 months of 2009, down 3.4 % year on year. The general value of shoes exported to the ASEAN reached 710 million U.S. dollars, up 49 percent in contrast to exactly the same period 2008, while export to the U.S. and the EU both declined.

Raw materials for shoes chaussure de foot mercurial will enjoy zero-tariff after the China-ASEAN FTA makes force on January. "With the zero-tariff policy and also the low labor costs within the Southeast Asia, we are preparing to move our assembling lines there, to produce shoes to be sold within the EU and also the ASEAN market," Wu said.

However, there are also risks in purchasing the ASEAN. Huajian Group, one of China's top women's shoes exporters, has already closed its factories in Vietnam. Huajian's chairman Zhang Huarong asserted the company encountered great operation and management difficulties in Vietnam because of poor supporting industries and unfamiliarity with the cultures there.

Lan Xuanpu, the overall secretary of Asia Footwear Inc, pointed out that after FTA agreements come into effect, shoes trade between China and also the ASEAN will speed up. Closer trade ties will also boost Chinese crampon mercurial shoemakers' purchase of the ASEAN. However, because of inadequate supporting facilities for shoe-making, there won't be a massive transfer.