China crying wolf one time too many?

Laws, Forrest
July 2004
Southeast Farm Press;7/21/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p4
Trade Publication
It is not easy to listen to someone from another country talk about quality problems with U.S. products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had approved new industry-developed bale packaging specifications for U.S. cotton shipments. Not being at the ports where ships are unloading or in the bale opening rooms of foreign textile mills, it is difficult to judge whether the complaints made by Li Lin of the China Cotton Association at a World Cotton Quality Summit in Singapore are valid or not. Li said some of the cotton Chinese mills were forced to buy after last year's production shortfall was a grade lower than they anticipated, contained too many short fibers had high nep content.


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