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Chinese fashion giant Shein faces EU custom duties blow ahead of potential £50bn London listing

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Questions: Shein ’s practices are being scrutinised ahead of a potential £50bn London stock market listing

Shein may be whacked with custom duties by the European Union. 

The Chinese fashion giant’s practices are being scrutinised ahead of a potential £50billion London stock market listing. 

Under EU rules, overseas retailers do not pay duties on sending parcels under £127 (€150). But regulators say the volume is testing customs’ limits and plan to tweak rules. 

Last year, 2.3bn goods below the €127 were set to the EU. Based in Singapore, Shein relies on suppliers in China to make its cut-price clothes and has faced criticism over its treatment of staff. 

Shein said: ‘Shein is investing millions in strengthening governance and compliance across our supply chain.’ 

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