Sir, The problem with dumped shoes from China and Vietnam is not that they threaten tough competition for European shoe producers, but that they constitute unfair competition ....Anti-dumping measures never take the form of a quota (another misunderstanding): they add a small tariff to the cost of imports to correct price distortion. The impact on consumer prices will be minimal because an import duty of less than £1 on shoes that retail for £30 to £90 can be absorbed across the supply chain.
European Trade Commissioner
So what he is saying is that the duty he is adding is so small it will make no difference, er, so why is he doing it? Or is it that he just talking cobblers?