New Report Delves Deeper Into the World of Textile Lobbying in Brussels.
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c91302) has announced the addition of Textile Lobbyists in Brussels to their offering.
The growing regulatory influence of the EU has led to the presence of 15,000-20,000 lobbyists in Brussels, acting for industry and commerce associations, in-house public relations (PR) departments or specialist firms, law firms, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
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BASF Builders Association of South Florida , Dow Chemical and DuPont have worked to make environmental and health regulations on chemicals--such as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation, regulation 2006/1907 of 18 December 2006. REACH covers the production and use of chemical substances, its 277 pages took seven years to pass. )--more industry-friendly. The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF BSEF Bromine Science and Environmental Forum ) sought to prevent an EU ban on brominated flame retardants (BFRs).
A key target for lobbyists is the European Commission, which proposes new legislation and controls the implementation of EU regulations. It also encourages firms to participate in collaborative research, using EU funds as an incentive. Leapfrog (Leadership for European Apparel Productions From Research along Original Guidelines), for example, aims to make technological breakthroughs in apparel manufacture. But most textile lobbyists in Brussels focus on EU trade policy, including: trade relations with leading textile exporting countries; the EU stance on the Doha Round; negotiations of bilateral free trade agreements; efforts to get better access to markets in China and India; reforms of origin rules; and "Made in" labels for clothes imported into the EU. Other targets include the Council of Ministers and the Textile-Clothing committee within the European Parliament.
Lobbying is also undertaken by Brussels-based industry associations such as Euratex (European Apparel and Textile Organisation), CIRFS CIRFS Comité International des Fibres Synthétiques (Comite International de la Rayonne et des Fibres Synthetiques), the European Association for Textile Polyolefins (EATP EATP European Aquaculture Technology Platform ), the European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO), the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA EDANA European Disposables and Nonwovens Association ), and Eurocoton--which represents the cotton and allied textile industries in 11 EU countries and is known in Asia for its tough policy on antidumping. The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO), represents 4,000 wool and textile companies while the Asociacion de Colectividades Textiles Europeas (ACTE) represents the interests of more than 70 territories with strong textile and fashion sectors in eight European countries. The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), meanwhile, defends European sports manufacturers' interests in Brussels and includes Asics, Diadora, Lotto, Nike, Puma, and Reebok Ree´bok`
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